MD Anderson Cancer Center Food Service Worker in Houston, Texas

Food Service Worker

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

Food & Dining at

Requisition #: 112928

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.

Food Service Worker opportunities in Room Service. The ideal candidate must have one year related experience in a high volume full food service (preferably in a hospital, hotel, or institutional facility). Must be willing to work a varied shift including weekends and holidays.

Salary range: min - $16,800 mid - $21,000 max - $25,200

The primary purpose of the Room Service Food Service Worker I position is to provide sanitation duties including dishwashing, ware washing, trash removal, cleaning projects, basic prep work, and food distribution.

Key Functions


  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency for producing foods creating positive outcomes to ensure patient high satisfaction results.

  • Able to work in a high-pressure environment.

  • Demonstrate a keen sense of time management.

  • Possess ability to rapidly comprehend oral and/or written communication.

  • Exhibit positive, enthusiastic attitude. Committed to a team work effort.

  • Prep and prepare food as taught by chefs and cooks as instructed.

  • Possess understanding of standard “mise en place” practices and “FIFO” rotation of food product to ensure freshness and high quality results.

  • Must have basic knowledge of production operations in a full service kitchen environment.

Safety and Sanitation

  • Adhere to excellent sanitation practices including a clean as you go mindset, good personal hygiene.

  • Ability to maintain daily critical control points in respective areas under HACCP guidelines. Taking & documenting machine temperatures or chemical testing for concentration levels.

  • Dishwashing using a clean to dirty operational methodology. Flight machine China, Glassware, Flatware.

  • Sanitation duties for entire department cleaning projects sweeping, mopping, trash duties.

  • Ware washing using a clean to dirty operational methodology Automated ware washing machine Pots & Pans, small wares.

  • Wearing all applicable PPE including but not limited to gloves, cutting glove, non-slip safety shoes, burn sleeves, masks, heavy duty cleaning aprons or gloves

  • Properly labeling all prepared and foods stored outside of its original packaging with date of production, expiration date, and employee’s initials.

  • Practice safe work habits at all times to avoid injury to self and others.

  • Immediately report all suspicious occurrences and potential hazardous conditions or items that may need to a work order submitted to properly have things fixed.

Patient Satisfaction

  • Create a positive interaction and outcome with guests and staff by utilizing the interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Communicate effectively, assure accuracy, food presentation, and diet compliance.

  • Adhere to all departmental and institution policies, guidelines, and procedures.

  • Produce food to order, accurately and with flavor profiles and eye appeal.

  • Possess understanding of standard mise en place practices and rotation of food product to ensure freshness and quality.

  • Demonstrate ability to produce prep high quality food in a high volume environment.

  • Occasional rounding with patient and guests to perform service recovery or have additional insight to the entire scope of the department’s mission.


Required: None.

Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent. The ability to read and write the English language.


Required: No experience required.

Preferred: One year related experience in a high volume full food service environment. Preferably in a hospital, hotel, or institutional facility.


Required: None

Preferred: Serve Safe Certified

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.