Dining Services/Catering

Welcome to the Frederick Community College Dining Services Department.

Our mission is to provide premier dining services to the college community and campus guests through outstanding quality and choice of food with superb customer service.

Dining services operates four different venues on campus including the Cougar Grille, Smooth Joe’s, A Taste for All Seasons Catering and vending. The management office is located in the Classroom/Student Center (Building H).   For further information on any of our services or to book catering services call Donna Sowers at 301.846.2466 or Sandy Toms at 301.624.2738 or drop by our office.  Suggestions or comments on all venues are always welcome.

FCC Dining Services Meal Cards
You can now purchase meal cards online by using this link! You can purchase meal cards for any denomination five dollars and up.  Purchase a meal card for $50.00 and receive a $5.00 coupon good for $5.00 off any purchase at the Cougar Grille or Smooth Joe’s.  If you purchase a $100 meal card you will receive two $5.00 coupons.  Meal cards are valid at both the Cougar Grille and Smooth Joe’s.  See the cashier at either location for further details and to purchase your meal card.  Meal cards may also be ordered on line using the link below.
Purchase your card online

You may send us suggestions or comments by clicking here.  

Cougar Grille

The Cougar Grille is located in the Classroom/Student Center (Building H).



Open: Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fridays 8:00am - 1:30pm

Open:  Summers
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 1:30pm
Closed Fridays June & July
Fridays: August 8:00am – 1:30pm
For Daily operating schedule click on the operating schedule on the right side of this page.

The Cougar Grille is open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The Cougar Grille is open for breakfast from 8:00am – 10:30am featuring made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, muffins and more.

The Grille Features 6 areas:

Stop by the grill for one of our many made-to-order sandwiches featuring char grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, cheese steak subs, Philly cheese steak subs, grilled cheese, Boca burgers, Gardenburgers, turkey burgers, chicken tenders, French fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings.  Check out our featured sandwich of the day

Chef’s Alley
Chef’s Alley features entrees prepared right in front of you.  It also features complete meals that feature prepared entrees and side dishes.

Custom made sandwiches and wraps on your choice of country white, whole wheat and rye bread or tomato basil or spinach wraps.  Select from oven roasted turkey breast, Virginia baked ham, black angus roast beef, house made chicken salad or house made tuna salad.  Look for our deli feature of the week.

Salads & More
Make your own custom made salad, have a hot cup of soup or a slice of fresh baked pizza

Grab & Go
Short on time?  Stop by our Grab & Go cases and select a house made salad, wrap or sandwich, have a cool yogurt parfait or pudding, pickup a Sabra hummus cup with pretzel chips, check out our every changing selection.

Stop by for a quick drink or complete your meal with a cup or bottle of Pepsi, Minute Made Juice, cup of coffee or cappuccino and more.

Dine in our spacious, well lit dining room and enjoy your favorite style of seating from booths to dining tables to high top tables to comfortable lounge seating.  When you’re hungry the Cougar Grille is conveniently located in the center of campus only a few steps away from your class.

Cougar Grille Menu

Grill Features: July 2013 – June 2014

Deli Features: July 2013 – June 2014

Smooth Joe's

Located in the Cougar Grille Dining Room in Building H
Open: Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 7:30am – 1:00pm

During Summer Terms
Open:  Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
For Daily operating schedule click on the operating schedule on the right side of this page.

Smooth Joe’s features coffees, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, flavored lattes,c hai teas, hot chocolate, hot teas, iced lattes, Big Train Smoothies and Naked Juices.  Add one of our pastries with your drink – choose from muffins, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, scones, donuts, éclairs, danish, cookies and more.

Short on time – grab a drink and pair it with a yogurt parfait or for lunch or dinner grab a sandwich or wrap made fresh in our kitchen.

Smooth Joe's features (August 2013 - June 2014)
Smooth Joe's Menu

CateringA Taste for All Seasons Catering services special events for internal and external groups using campus facilities.  A Taste for All Seasons Catering offers everything from coffee service to boxed lunches to fully catered buffets for groups of 10 – 1000.  Phone Donna Sowers at 301.846.2466 or by email or phone Sandy Toms at 301.624.2738 or by email for further information. You can view our catering brochure by clicking on the link below; guidelines and pricing are included in the brochure. You can place your order by using the convenient catering reservation from located below.

Catering Brochure

Catering Reservation Form

Food To Go Menu


Vending is monitored by the dining services department, but is maintained by Pepsi and Royalle Vending Services.  Vending machines are conveniently located in the Conference Center, Arts & Student Center, Field House, Library Building,  B/C Knuckle, H Building and the Monroe Center.  If you encounter problems with a machine please notify the dining services management office at 301.846.2466 or 301.624.2738 so that a repair call may be placed.  Refunds are available at the Cougar Grille during normal operating hours.

Downloads and Links

Catering Reservation Form

Dining services special events
Dining services operating schedule

Dining services map

For more information contact:

Donna Sowers

Sandy Toms
Assistant Director