Runner - Cook Assistant

Costa Vida - Spokane, WA3.7

30+ days agoFull-time

Costa Vida is looking for someone who loves to work independently making great tasting food to fill the Cook Assistant/Runner position.

About Costa Vida

We are a fast-casual Mexican Grill. We serve fantastic food that delights our guests with the flavors of Coastal Mexico. Our atmosphere is fun, fast paced, and upbeat. We look for individuals who can come up with creative ways to meet the needs of our guests.

What it is like to be a Runner

Working at Costa Vida is never boring. As a runner, you will prepare the flavorful salsas, guacamole, and sauces that we are well known for. You work independently and in a self-directed way on your tasks, but your team is never far away. Our runners work the evening shift so this job is great for college students or others that prefer working in the evening. You do need to be 18 years or older due to the working hours. The shift usually starts around 3 pm and ends after closing time. This is usually a full-time position, but can be modified to part time if needed by the right candidate.

What is Required to be a Runner

We have a great training program that will get you up to speed quickly. If you like to prepare great tasting food, we can teach you what you need to know to be successful in this job.

Why Would You Want to Work at Costa Vida

The Runner position starts at $12.00 per hour with periodic opportunities for raises. The Runner also shares in the tips collected, which in most cases will raise your wage by $1 or more per hour. A starting runner will generally average about $13.00 per hour between wages and tips.

Besides the fun atmosphere, we also have a great employee meal benefit. You get free or discounted meals while you are working so you can enjoy the delicious food we are providing to our guests.

If you are motivated and career minded you can also participate in our leadership development programs that could help you achieve the shift lead, assistant manager, general manager, and regional manager positions during your time with us.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • food service: 1 year (Preferred)