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

VP Clinical Support Svcs Area 710378

Requisition #: 117230

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 Dining Services. The ideal candidate will have six months related experience in a hospital or commercial food service operation 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 - $19,600 mid - $24,500 max - $29,400


The primary purpose of the Food Service Worker is to provide manual service in the operation of the food service venues (front and back of house) in the Department Dining Services.

Key Functions

Portion Control

Serve food to customers in the hot line, grill, pizza, dessert, salad/fruit bar, deli, and/or beverage/spring areas according to portion control standard. Perform simple food preparation by following the established written recipes.

Customer Service

Provide excellent customer service to patients, visitors and employees by assisting with food selections, providing explanations and offering directions, taking trays and assisting wheel chair patients to a table. Maintain good working rapport with co-workers and other departmental personnel.

Inventory Management/Sanitation and Safety

Check and replenish food, paper goods, and eating utensils. Market food items in the venue by displaying/arranging them in an appetizing and appealing manner. Maintain daily computerized unit work order sheets by physically writing a record of food items received/prepared as well as the amount of food items remaining after each meal period.

Clean tables and chairs in eating area. Maintain trash receptacles. Ensure proper food temperatures by using a food thermometer to verify temperatures, by visually reading and physically recording them at specified intervals during the serving period. Maintain assigned work areas in a clean and sanitary condition. Use and care for all equipment items. Clean spills on floor.


Required: None

Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent


Required: No experience required.

Preferred: Six months related experience in a hospital or commercial food service operation.


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.





Physical Proximity

Shift Work

Working on uneven/slippery surface

Wearing Protective Equipment

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Seldom 3-10%

Frequent 34-66%










Eye/Hand Coordination


Arm/Hand Steadiness

Wrist Motion

Visual Acuity


Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%


Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

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.