The Fabulous Foods of Canopy Rose Catering

Beautiful...Fresh...Delicious Food ...Popping with Pizzazz!

So what is it that sets the catering and event design of Canopy Rose apart from other Tallahassee area caterers? Is it passion, culinary creativity, extraordinary experience? What is that special something that makes Canopy Rose Catering stand head and shoulders above the crowd of caterers? We cordially invite you to scroll, scroll, scroll through all our deliciousness and taste our fabulousness for yourself.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Caprese Kebabs: A Festive and Flavorful Appetizer from Canopy Rose Catering

What's not to love about these festive Caprese Kebabs from Canopy Rose Catering? 

These rate a Perfect A as a pre-dinner appetizer. In this version, Chef Kathi threaded marinated mozzarella, fresh spinach leaves, grape tomatoes and Kalamata olives on knotted kebab picks. The center of the dish is filled in true Canopy Rose fashion with lots of extras! A Basil and Olive Oil Drizzle completes the dish.
To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at to check availability.

Canopy Rose Catering Goes "Southern Gourmet" For A Private Dinner Party In Tallahassee, Florida

Canopy Rose Catering Goes "Southern Gourmet" For A Private Dinner Party In Tallahassee, Florida on Friday, October 18, 2013.

The occasion: Canopy Rose Catering was hired to cater "A Jolly Good Southern Gourmet Dinner Party for 65" To Celebrate The Retirement of Dr. Walter Tschinkel, World Famous Scientist, Florida State University Professor and Author. 

The flavor-popping and accolade-producing menu prepared and served by Chef Kathi and her team of culinary assistants included: 

Cocktail Hour (Butler Served Appetizers)

Canopy Rose Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Canopy Rose Sweet Potato Bites 

Canopy Rose Caramelized Brie Bites


Canopy Rose Pan-Sautéed Fresh Red Snapper (Cooked on location)

Canopy Rose Cheddar Cheese Stone Ground Grits

Canopy Rose Slightly Spicy Southern Greens

Canopy Rose Stuffed Tomatoes

Canopy Rose Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Corn Bread

Butler-Passed Petite Desserts:

Canopy Rose Petite Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing and Banana Chips

Canopy Rose Petite Lemon Tartlets with Fresh Berries

Canopy Rose Chocolate Kahlua Balls 

Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering

Pick Your Bread & Spread

Bread of the Day 1.00

French Bread Baguette Rounds 1.00

Garlic Bread 1.25

Pita Bread 1.50

Corn Bread with Green Chilies and Cheese 2.95

Honey-Jalapeno Corn Bread 2.95

Salsa and Cheese Bread Ole! 2.95

French Bread with Chevre, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Chives 2.95

Strawberry Streusel Muffins 3.95

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins 3.95

Prize Winning Caraway Onion Puffs 3.95

Phyllo Cheese Straws with Pesto 4.95

French Bread w/ Pesto, Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives 4.95

Bohemian Oyster French Bread Loaf 7.95

Butter .25

Herbal Butter .75

Tuscany Cheese Spread 2.95

Hummus 2.95

Spinach Dip 3.95

Catering Menus and Price Lists

Ask about our K.I.S. Catering Specials Starting at $14.95 per person (the perfect option for the budget savvy.)

Our extensive mix and match catering menus follow. Simply click on each category on the top right side of the website, to pull up a list of options.

For those seeking a turn-key catering solution.... our catering packages for receptions, banquets and holidays are simply perfect. These catering packages are also listed along the right side of the website.

For those looking for a highly original menu and theme for their event- Canopy Rose Catering's creativity and ability to create the WOW Factor is legendary! Don't miss the section on our unique catering stations for a taste of the fun of having a Canopy Rose Catered Event!

Weddings and Special Events By Canopy Rose

We really enjoy custom designing your catering for each different event and prefer to talk over the phone, communicate by e-mail or meet in person over a cup of coffee. Please make an appointment with Kathi Bess to discuss your Party and Catering needs. Call 850-539-7750 or email us at

Monthly Catering Special

Make sure and ask us about any catering specials we are running for the month.

The specials are a great way to treat your office, family and friends to the delicious foods of Canopy Rose.

Our catering specials are also a delicious solution for shoestring budgets! They include an entree, salad, crackers or bread. $10.00 p/p light portion / $15.00 p/p hearty portion

Have a big group and a small budget? Don't hesitate to ask us to help you. Canopy Rose is very creative in providing affordable, cost-effective catering solutions.

Kathi Wins Writing Award

Canopy Rose owner, Kathi Dameron has won the 2nd Place Award in the Newspaper Article Category at the 2008 Southern Christian Writer's Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for her article, Simple Act of Sharing Food Can Truly Bring People Together. This article appeared in the Northeast Chronicle - Tallahassee Democrat during the spring of 2008 in the Entertaining with Kathi column.

Grand Prize Winner In Cooking Contest

The year was 1987 when Kathi Dameron, a passionate gourmet cook who spent her days teaching 32 second graders, and her weekends hosting fun parties for her circle of friends at her waterfront home on Florida's North Hutchinson Island, won two prizes in the first cooking contest she ever entered. One of these prizes was the coveted Grand Prize. At that moment Kathi knew that one day in the not too distant future her special dream to launch her very own catering company would be realized. Seven years later that day arrived with the birth of Canopy Rose in Florida's Capital City in 1994.

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Canopy Rose Booking Information

We are delighted that you are interested in booking the services of Canopy Rose! The process is very simple!

Simply call 850-539-7750 (office) or 850-228-0583 (cellular)
(If you should get the voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call asap.) or send us an e-mail to

In order to best serve you we will need to know the following details:

1. The date, time and location of your event

2. The number of anticipated guests

3. The type of event (ie: office luncheon, wedding reception, holiday party, small private dinner party in your home, legislative cocktail party, etc.)

4. A description of the food, services and catering budget you have in mind.