Food Service Associate

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Food Services Associate is responsible for performing entry level job functions relative to patient meal service, cafeteria, catering, food preparation and sanitation.


  • Set up patient tray line with hot and cold food items, serving utensils and service ware per specifications of job assignment; replenish items as needed.
  • Read from preprinted tray tickets to serve correctly portioned hot and cold food items for individual trays for patients on both modified and regular diets.
  • Assemble late meals for patients. Breakdown clean and sanitize workstation at the end of meal assembly.
  • Re-stock station for next meal.
  • Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays and patient trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and store washed items.
  • Wash tray carts.
  • Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy; maintain clean and uncluttered work environment, communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Attends meetings as required to enhance knowledge, job skills and communication within the department.
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed.


High school diploma, GED, or equivalent educational experience preferred, but not required. | Experience helpful but not required; on-the-job training provided.