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Your dining experience is more than great food. It is a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Our NCC dining team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. Join us to experience the comfort, convenience, outstanding food and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you.

NCC Food Court

The NCC Food Court is located on the 2nd floor of the College Center, Bethlehem Campus. Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone's appetite:

  • Full Salad Bar featuring seasonal, local ingredients
  • Freshly baked pizza and pasta
  • Vegan and Vegetarian items offered daily
  • Fresh salads, sandwiches and snacks are available in the Simple To Go coolers
  • Taqueria – Tacos or burritos made to order
  • Full service breakfast and lunch grill

Food Court Hours

  • Monday - Thursday - 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday - Closed

Breakfast is available until 10:30 am daily.


  • Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Monroe Campus Food Court

Located on the brand new Monroe Campus in the Pocono Mountains, the Monroe Food Court features a variety of dining options. The Monroe Food Court features traditional grill items, freshly prepared bakery treats, hot slices of Cheese, Pepperoni and gourmet varieties of Pizza, and a deli with all the ingredients as well as the bread used for making sandwiches. Simply to Go is a comprehensive convenient meal solutions program targeted at customers who need a food fix in a hurry. The café accepts cash and credit cards.

Monroe Food Court Hours

  • Monday - Thursday - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Friday - Closed

Fowler Center Café

Food is our specialty, and making meals your way is what we do best. Our chefs’ recipes start with hand-selected ingredients, combined in ways that will evoke good memories and create new ones. With customizable menu items, we are committed to creating an experience that is completely yours.  

We believe in our passion and love of food. We strive to delight our guests with clever and playful meals, customized to any request, served with passion and kindness. Open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Spartan's Den

Located off to the right of the lobby in the Residence Hall, the Spartan's Den features freshly made grill items and snack items. The grill is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 pm - Midnight. The Spartan's Den accepts student flex, cash, and credit cards.

Students living in the residence hall or apartments can select from a meal plan to make dining on campus convenient.

Dining Commons

Food plays an important role in your campus experience. We would like to thank you for participating in our on-campus dining program. We are excited to introduce you to this year's repertoire of delicious meal options, which include a contemporary, crowd-pleasing selection of many of your favorite foods along with some of our own specialties. Our serving area offers a rotating menu for the Grill, Pizza, and Hometown entrée stations. The Dining Commons accepts student meal plans, flex, cash, and credit cards. 

Dining Commons Hours

Monday - Thursday:
Breakfast: 7am-10am
Lunch: 11am-2pm
Dinner: 4pm-7pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: 10am-2pm
Dinner 4pm-7pm

Menus are posted on Northampton.sodexomyway.com


From basic coffee services to outdoor events for large groups of people, our goal is to provide you with a full range of high-quality and innovative catering services backed by a diverse, service-oriented staff and a wide range of resources available from our network.

As a catering service, our main function is food! Our trained, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of catering services. The quality of your food, however, does not rest upon the chefs alone. Every member of the catering department receives monthly training on food and beverage services, as well as day-to-day experience on the job.

Our commitment is to customize and create a menu for you and your guests with an unforgettable experience. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you! We will be happy to meet with you to review your catering options. Contact us at 610.332.6378, or email Chef Char Hartley at ahartley@northampton.edu, to start planning your event.


Your dining experience is more than great food just like sustainability is more than simply saying we are going green. At NCC Dining we understand the best way to have a better today and a better tomorrow is to be proactive for your health, for your community and for your planet.

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, it is important to learn about the choices you have when dining on campus and to ask questions when you have them. Stop by and visit the dining office and speak to Char Harley or Tim Jackson. They can help you navigate your on campus dining options.

Do you have Celiac Disease or a gluten-intolerance? Learn more on our Gluten-Free Diet resource page.

Our Registered Dietitian is available to answer your questions or discuss your special diet. Sue Hurd, RD visits the Bethlehem Campus monthly but is also available for one-on-one appointments. Please contact dining services at 610.861.4131 to make arrangements.

Make your own meals in your dorm room

Download the Dorm Room Cook Book (PDF) to view easy recipes you can prepare in your residence hall.
A Registered Dietitian is available upon request to discuss special diets, food allergies, and how to navigate your dining options on campus. Contact Bob Meyer to schedule an appointment at 610.861.4131.

Health and Wellness

Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria (PDF) based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10% of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal. Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your NCC dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience. From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.

Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers. Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.

Nutrition Calculator

Use an interactive tool to easily calculate nutrition information from a library of foods from our dining services. Manage your food choices and find the options that best fit your lifestyle. You can also pre-plan all of your daily meals and print or view the selected items report.

Contact Us

Get to know your dining services team, and feel free to share your comments, suggestions or questions. Comment cards are a quick and simple way to make suggestions, ask a question, or provide positive feedback about your dining experience. The comment cards are available by the cashier for your convenience. Call us at 610.861.4131 or email us with your feedback.

Tim Jackson, General Manager

Char Hartley, Executive Chef


The NCC Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability.  We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Northampton Community College. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Northampton Community College.


On campus we recycle the following products: cardboard, glass, aluminum, paper, plastic.

Xprss Napkin Dispensers

Xprss Napkin Dispensers save energy and waste.  The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material. 

Bulk Condiments

Individual packets of condiments are useful in some instances, but they result in extra waste.  If you are dining on site or you can add the sauce to your item before you leave, please use the bulk dispensers to reduce our waste.

Recycling Fryer Oil into Biofuel

French fries to fuel.  Indeed, our fryer oil is recycled into biodiesel that is used to power a variety of vehicles  - from delivery fleets to farm equipment.

Reusable Cup Discount

The environment and your pocketbook win! Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee or a fountain soda on campus and fill up your reusable mug for only $1.00.

Green Cleaning "Green Seal"

92% of the chemicals Sodexo uses are "Green Seal" certified, concentrated or sustainable.

Energy Reduction Efforts - On/Off Protocol

To save energy, we only turn our equipment on when it is needed and turn it off as soon as we are done using it for the day.

Local Suppliers

We work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies, and participate in farm to school initiatives.  Tracking local purchases helps us to meet our Better Tomorrow Plan commitment of 20% local purchase by 2020.

Sustainable Fish and Seafood

We are committed to serving sustainable seafood and fish.  By 2015 100% of our fish and seafood will be sustainability certified by the Marine Stewardship Council or the Best Aquaculture Practices.  We do not purchase any at risk species.

Local Dairy

All of our fluid milk is purchased from local dairies that do not use rBST.

Job Opportunities in Campus Dining

If you'd like to earn income while on campus, a job with NCC Dining Services may be just what you are looking for! Flexible hours, competitive wages and the benefits of working close to "home" are just a few of the perks. You'll meet a lot of people too!

Interested applicants may apply at the dining service office located within the food court.

Meat-Free Mondays

Did you know that NCC has many meat alternative options on their menus? Find out more information here