200 Monroe Restaurant to Open to the Public on March 3, Proceeds Benefit Students


200Monroe Frederick Community College students enrolled in the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute (HCTI) will showcase their skills next week when the FCC gourmet restaurant opens for its sixth season on March 3.

Members of the public are invited to dine at 200 Monroe.  Guests can enjoy a three-course meal prepared and served by HCTI students under the guidance of the executive chef and instructors. Menu items include Alsatian onion tart with smoked bacon, roasted wild mushroom herb manicotti, grilled steak kabob, dark chocolate flourless cake, and more.  Proceeds from the restaurant support the HCTI program and student scholarships.

“200 Monroe offers our students a capstone learning experience where they cook and serve the public as they near the completion of their associate degree program,” said Elizabeth DeRose, HCTI manager. “Students gain firsthand experience in the operation of a full-service restaurant while our entire community gets to enjoy the unique culinary skills they’ve honed at HCTI.”  

Guests will meet the students, who will rotate between the restaurant’s kitchen and dining room. While in the kitchen, students work on a la carte food preparation, cooking, and plating techniques. While working the dining room, they learn various styles of table and beverage service with a focus on customer relations and timing of service. 

200 Monroe is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays between March 3 and May 5, with the exception of March 31. Advance reservations are required and accepted online only by clicking here. Only major credit cards are accepted for payment.

The restaurant is located in the Monroe Center at 200 Monroe Avenue in Frederick

For more information on the HCTI, click here