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Food Services

Food Services

The Food Services Department consists of  the Hilltop Grill, and Food for Thought catering service. All food service locations are open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Hilltop Grill

The Hilltop Grill is located in the newly renovated Student Center. The Grill features a full grill, salad bar, beverages and snacks. To learn more about the Student Center Expansion Project, visit

Hawk Cafe

The Hawk Cafe is located in the newly renovated Student Center and features a full coffee and latte bar, assorted desserts, and finger foods. To learn more about the Student Center Expansion Project, visit

The Hawk Cafe is open and preparing food through our online ordering.

Vending Machines

Snack and cold vending machines on campus are overseen by the HCC Food Service Department. Vending machines are conveniently located in most buildings, including the Student Center. If you encounter problems with a machine, please call 240-500-2345.

HCC Campus Card

The HCC Campus Card (Student I.D.) has the capability to allow students to preload funds to use toward food services on campus. Students can log in to their HCC Campus Card account at any time to add value, request funds from home, view transaction history, update contact information, and manage other preferences. Funds added to an HCC Campus Card account can be used toward purchases at any of HCC's three eateries. When $50 or more is added to an HCC Campus Card account, students will receive an additional 10 percent.

Food for Thought Catering

Food for Thought, HCC’s in-house catering service, services special events for internal and external groups using campus facilities. Food for Thought offers everything from coffee service to boxed lunches to fully catered buffets. All requests for catering service must be made at least 14 business days prior to an event. Food for Thought must be consulted and given the right of first refusal, before an outside caterer may be used. Call 240-500-2345 for further information.

View the Food for Thought catering options.

Courtside Cafe

The Courtside Café is located in the ARCC Lobby and is run by HCC Dining Services. The Courtside Café is open for athletic events, special events held on campus and offers sandwiches and light fare items. For any questions please contact HCC Dining Services at 240-500-2345.

Order Food Online

The Hilltop Grill is now offering online food ordering for faculty and staff. To place an online order and schedule a pick-up time, click the button below or download the app to your mobile device.