Dining Services

Vending Machines - There are stocked vending machines that offer snacks and hot and cold beverages on both the FCC main campus and the Monroe Center. · Hot beverages are available in Linganore Hall. · Cold beverages and snacks are available in Linganore Hall, Jefferson Hall, Gambrill Hall, and the Monroe Center.

Because of COVID-19, physical access to Dining Services are temporarily unavailable. The FCC main campus will temporarily allow limited physical access to buildings, classrooms, labs, and College offices. Specific protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of students, employees, and community members.
FCC fall and spring classes will be delivered primarily online to maintain public safety. Face to face instruction and student interactions will only be conducted when it is necessary, required, and feasible to do so in a safe environment. Classes will be offered in online, structured remote, and hybrid learning formats.  Comprehensive student resources remain available remotely to deliver College services to students.
For more information, visit the FCC COVID-19 webpage.

Cougar Grille Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters
​Location: Student Center
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Please Note:*Occasionally, the Cougar Grille may close for special events.

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Please Note: *Hours are subject to change. 

The Cougar Grille features a spacious, well-lit dining room equipped with booths, dining tables, high top tables and comfortable lounge seating.

The Cougar Grille is open to all for breakfast and lunch and offers fresh, made-to-order breakfast and deli sandwiches, pizza, a full-service grill, Sushi chef, Indian cuisine, soup and salad bar, and various hot features.

For folks on the move, we have hot and cold beverages, Grab and Go salads, wraps, sushi, sandwiches, coffee, espresso, smoothies, fruit cups, and baked goods.


Smooth Joe's Hours  

Fall & Spring Semesters
Location: Student Center
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays Closed

Summer - CLOSED
*Smooth Joe’s may close for special events.
*Hours and menu items are subject to change.

Smooth Joe’s features all your favorite hot specialty drinks, coffee and cold drinks.  It offers many “Grab n’ Go” options for the convenience of students “on-the-go.”  Offering a variety of sandwiches, salads, bistro boxes, fruit cups, parfaits, snacks, desserts, sushi, and baked goods.

FCC Meal Cards

FCC Meal Cards are available for purchase at the Cougar Grille, Smooth Joe's, online, and the Bookstore. Your FCC Meal Cards may be used for purchases at both the Cougar Grille and Smooth Joe’s. *FCC Meal Cards may be purchased with Financial Aid at the Bookstore only.

The FCC Meal card is a declining balance program, which operates similarly to a bank debit card purchase. Each time the FCC Meal Card is used to make a purchase, the amount of that purchase is deducted automatically from the balance of the account. Any balance in an account at the end of the first semester will be carried over to the second semester automatically. Any balance must be used by June 30th of each year. There are no refunds. For the 2018-2019 academic school year, balances expire at midnight on June 30, 2019.



Catering is a division of the Frederick Community College Dining Services Department. It is our mission to provide premier dining services to the college community and its guests through outstanding quality and choice of food with superb customer service.

Effective July 1, 2018, Dining Services will only provide limited catering services between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.  Catering will be limited to pick-up service only and will only include hot and cold beverages, baked goods, bagels, cookies, brownies, cakes, other desserts, deli platter and boxed lunches with a choice of an assortment of sandwiches/wraps.

View the Catering Brochure for selections.  

Submit the Catering Reservation Form for your event.

Once you make your selections please complete the catering reservation form on the right side of the page.

If you were on the approved list below from the June 21, 2019 Supervisors forum for fully catered events please contact Dining Services by email with menu options, questions or to set up an appointment to discuss your event.

Dual Enrollment Adjunct Training between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Evening Student Social 
Emeritus Luncheon 
Fall Convocation 
Fall Transfer Day 
FCC/FCPS Joint Meeting 
FCPS Dual Enrollment Instructor Symposium – Pick-up service only, if between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Freshman Orientation – Breakfast 
Freshman Orientation – Lunch 
Life After Middle School
President’s Business Appreciation Breakfast 
Summer Institute – Emergency Management
Welcome Back Celebration 
Wellness Fair 
Winter Holiday Luncheon 
New Employee Orientation 
Best Practices 
Spring Fling 
Spring Transfer Fair 
PTK Induction 
AME Church 
Any approved MACC Affinity Group Meetings 
For assistance with your special event, email Dining Services or call:

Peter Lee
Business Manager

Catering Office Location: Building H – Student Center Hours of Operation:7:00 am - 4:30 pm


College Vending

The FCC Dining Services Department manages College vending machines. The servicing of College vending machines is the responsibility of our vending provider, VendingPlus, Inc.

College vending machine locations:

Annapolis Hall, TBD
Athletics Center, on the right when entering through the main entrance
Braddock Hall, 1st floor between Braddock and Annapolis Halls
Catoctin Hall, TBD
Conference Center, vending nook off the main lobby toward Sweadner Hall
Gambrill Hall, 2nd floor conference room
Jefferson Hall, TBD
Linganore Hall, 1st floor main lobby and 1st floor vending nook
Monroe Center, to the right of the lobby restrooms and in the rear student lounge 
Student Center, 1st floor near the student lounge and 2nd floor vending nook
Visual and Performing Arts Center, main corridor vending nook





Downloads and Links


Purchase Meal Card

Catering Brochure

Catering Reservation Form

Job Openings


Peter Lee
Business Manager