Culinary Arts Students Preparing for Opening of 200 Monroe Restaurant


Frederick Community College culinary arts students will showcase their skills in a few weeks when the College’s gourmet restaurant opens for its fifth season. 

200 Monroe provides students in an intensive capstone course a real-world learning experience as they near completion of their degree or certificate program. 

“This is a very exciting time for all of our students because they get to see firsthand what it’s like to operate a full-service restaurant,” said Michael Leonard, Academic Program Manager for 200 Monroe. “Students are able to put their talents to the test and provide unique meals and service for our entire community.” 

Students put into practice the skills they learn in the curriculum and rotate between the restaurant’s kitchen and dining room under the supervision of experienced faculty members. While in the kitchen, students work on a la carte food preparation, cooking, and plating techniques. They learn various styles of table and beverage service with a focus on customer relations and timing of service while working in the dining room. 

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on specified dates in April and May and is open to the public. 

Proceeds from 200 Monroe are used to fund course costs and improvements to the kitchen facilities. Tips earned at the restaurant support culinary student activities such as industry events and educational opportunities.

The restaurant is located in FCC’s Advanced Workforce Training Center at 200 Monroe Avenue in Frederick. 

For more information on available dates or to make a reservation starting April 1, visit