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Welcome to 200 Monroe Restaurant
At the Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI), 200 Monroe Restaurant features fully-equipped commercial kitchens and a full-service restaurant where HCTI students& actively acquire real-world learning, expert instruction and hands-on training opportunities throughout the year.

This uniquely designed facility also serves as the location of capstone learning experiences each semester. HCTI students nearing the completion of their associates degrees participate in this experience in order to showcase their skills by delivering excellent service and high-quality dining experiences to our community.

200 Monroe Restaurant Open Through December 8
Thursdays through December 8 • 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. • 200 Monroe Avenue, Frederick, MD

We are now accepting dinner reservations for the 2022 fall semester! Open Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. now through December 8, our exclusive 3-course dinner menu offers your choice of course selections consisting of starter, entree and dessert, as well as a beverage. Prepared and served to you by our students, meal prices begin at $38 per guest and are all inclusive.  
  All proceeds directly support student learning in the Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism (HCTI) Institute. Donations to the HCTI Scholarship Fund are appreciated and may be made using the giving envelope presented with each guest check. 
Gifts to the HCTI Scholarship Fund are managed by the FCC Foundation, a 501 c 3 tax-exempt organization.

Guests are invited to select a refreshing beverage to start, a salad or soup du jour for their first course, then one of the following second course items: Beef Bourguignon, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Idaho Rainbow Trout, or Paccheri Pasta entree, before topping off the experience with one of four decadent desserts. Beverage options include iced tea, lemonade, coffee and hot tea. Wine is also available. View our menu for complete details.


Elizabeth DeRose Highlights 200 Monroe on
Answering interview questions on Frederick County's tourism website,, Institute Manager Elizabeth DeRose begins by describing the College restaurant. "First and foremost, 200 Monroe Restaurant is a learning lab classroom for students in the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute (HCTI) program at Frederick Community College, where our dining guests get to be a part of a unique class. This semester-long course is the final step in the program where our students get to put all their skills and knowledge to the test in an open-kitchen restaurant setting..." Read more

HCTI Named Top 10 School for Culinary Students
The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute at FCC has again earned honors as one of the Top Schools for Culinary Students in the country. Using the latest College Scorecard release by the Department of Education, compiled the 2022 list based on a variety of factors, such as cost and employment rate as well as program options, early career income, and more. Institutions were also ranked according to level of program flexibility and affordable rate while still providing a strong education leading to job placement and financial success. Learn more about HCTI.

200 Monroe Receives Positive Accolades, Again!
OpenTable diners voted 200 Monroe as one of the best around again. Led by the executive chef and HCTI instructors, the restaurant received additional positive accolades as one of only two to receive a five-star review by Frederick News-Post food critics as well. “Not only is it incredibly affordable and fun to see students in action, the food is also incredibly good,” Reporter Katryna Perera wrote of 200 Monroe. The restaurant continues to be named to numerous OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists, including the best overall, best value, fit for foodies, great for lunch, and best food lists.

HCTI Earns American Culinary Federation Accreditation
Earning recognition with the highest possible evaluation result, HCTI is accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. Certifying HCTI meets established standards, accountability, credibility, professionalism, practices, and competencies as set for faculty, curriculum and student services. Applicable to the Associate Degree in Culinary Arts & Supervision and Culinary Skills Certificate, graduates are automatically eligible to receive professional certification from the American Culinary Federation.

Catering Inquiries
HCTI is proud to receive numerous requests for students to cater special events. While these opportunities are very much appreciated, the program is unable to directly accommodate these requests (due to limited resources required to support such events). We are however happy to provide referrals to HCTI graduates currently operating successful catering businesses. Please contact us at Thank you for your interest!

About Us
The Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute offers Certificate and AAS Degree programs in Culinary Arts as well as Hospitality Management. Additionally, a Letter of Recognition (short-term training focusing on fundamental skills) can be completed in one semester. Instruction focusing on skills and competencies is aligned with industry standards established by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Students engage with the local business community via internships and service learning experiences in order to meet growing industry demands. With academic and workforce development training programs, HCTI delivers a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and practical experience for long-term success. Learn more.


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Contact Us

Elizabeth DeRose • Institute Manager
Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute Manager
(240) 629-7912 •

Frederick Community College
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 624-2888 •