MD Anderson Cancer Center Cook I in Houston, Texas

Cook I

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Food & Dining at

Dining Services 710382

Requisition #: 112177

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Cook I opportunities in Dining Services. The ideal candidate will have at least one year related experience in a high volume food service environment or equivalent culinary education or successful completion of the Dining Services Apprentice Program and must be willing to work a varied shift. May be moved to new locations and/or shifts as operations dictate. Cross training may also involve shift changes.

Salary range: min - $18,800 mid - $23,500 max - $28,200


The primary purpose of the Cook I position is to provide semi-skilled service in preparation and delivery of food. Accurately prepares assigned food items from standardized recipes. Clean equipment and area following established procedures. Operate food service equipment with supervision. Perform related activities as required. Attend scheduled meetings and training as assigned. Issue and inventory food items. Participate in inventory/cost control in designated area. Perform computer-related activities as required.

Key Functions


Responsible for any short-order cooking assignments in the venue, completes assigned tasks as scheduled. Is present and on time for all assigned meetings.

Safety & Sanitation

Thoroughly cleans and sanitizes equipment and work area daily. Makes daily rotations of stored food items, utilizing FIFO. Reports spoiled or poor quality food items to supervisor. Safely operates equipment. Distributes leftover food items according to procedures and records all product transactions. Performs daily inventories of all leftover items, discarding unusable items. Reuses or returns to storage useable leftovers.

Recipe Compliance

Prepares food items from standardized recipes w/100% accuracy. Issues food items with 100% accuracy to the venue. Prepares and inventories assigned food items in bulk. Accurately reviews all computer-generated information for content and makes reports to the supervisor.


Required: None

Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent


Required: One year related experience in a high volume food service environment or equivalent culinary education or successful completion of the Dining Services Apprentice Program.

Preferred: None


Required: None

Preferred: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) food handlers’ certification strongly preferred. Certification is required to be completed within the first 60 days of employment and employee must maintain a current certification during employment in Dining Services.




Working on uneven/slippery surface

Wearing Protective Equipment

Shift Work

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%




Arm/Hand Steadiness



Eye/Hand Coordination








Wrist Motion

Visual Acuity


Visual Color Discrimination

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%


Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-13%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

50+ lbs

50+ lbs

50+ lbs


Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail


Following Instructions

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning


Oral Communication


Reading Skills/Comprehension

Responding in emergency situations

Written Communication

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.