MD Anderson Cancer Center Cook II in Houston, Texas

Cook II

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

Food & Dining at

VP Clinical Support Svcs Area 710378

Requisition #: 115921

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 II opportunity in Dining Services. The ideal candidate will have at least two years commercial cooking experience in a high volume food service environment or equivalent culinary education 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 - $26,400 mid - $33,000 max - $39,000


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

Key Functions


Completes tasks as scheduled. Is present and on time for all assigned meetings. Trains FSWs, Sr FSWs, and Cooks I. Accurately reviews all computer-generated information and timely reports errors to the appropriate supervisor.

Safety & Sanitation

Thoroughly cleans and sanitizes equipment and work area daily. Safely operates equipment. Makes daily reports of problems with spoiled or poor quality food items to the appropriate supervisor.

Recipe Compliance

Prepares assigned food items from standardized recipes 2/100% accuracy. Issues food items to designated areas. Checks daily with supervisor to determine distribution of leftover food according and accurately records all product transactions. Makes daily checks of stored food items, utilizing FIFO. Accurately prepares assigned food items in bulk.


Required : High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred: None


Required: Two years commercial cooking experience in a high volume food service environment or equivalent 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.