MD Anderson Cancer Center Cook in Houston, Texas


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

Food & Dining at

VP Clinical Support Svcs Area 710378

Requisition #: 115747

Do you love to cook dinner for your friends and loved ones? This might be a great opportunity for you. Whether the back of the house or front of the house, cooking is an awesome opportunity to learn new skills. Our Cook positions are usually responsible for prepping ingredients and assembling dishes according to restaurant recipes and specifications.

Cook opportunities in Dining Services. The ideal candidate will have at least one year food service experience in a high volume environment or one year of culinary education.

Starting salary typically between $11- $13/hour


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 one year of culinary education.

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

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.