Monday - Thursday




11am – 10pm

11am – 11pm

10am – 11pm

10am – 9pm

221 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Team & Careers

At the Porch, we’re always looking for great team members to help us carry out our mission of serving fresh, local, authentic food with a smile. Whether you’ve got your eye on a culinary future, or just need to make ends meet on your way to your dream career – as long as your ethos matches ours, then The Porch could be the place for you!

Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson

Executive Chef

To Chef Andrew “Red” Jacobson, the Porch’s constant buzz of energy is what sets it apart. He believes that a restaurant could not succeed without strong relationships, and he includes his team’s relationship to food in this criterion. His mission is simple: He wants to make food that makes people happy, and believes in “food without ego”- simple, remarkable, accessible food without cutting corners. After attending the California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Red worked in San Jose and Seattle before returning to Pittsburgh to join The Porch in 2011, where he feels he’s found his niche.

Mike Damas

Mike Damas

General Manager

What Mike loves most about his almost 30 years in the hospitality industry is that every day is different. With an affinity for the “hit the ground running” atmosphere that is inherent to managing a restaurant, Mike has created an environment of fun and relaxation for guests, while also harboring a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among employees.  “It’s the people that really make The Porch such a special place.  I’ve gotten to know so many incredible people.”

Careers at the porch

No restaurant experience? No worries. We like to teach people who like to learn. Regardless of your position, we offer our team members a competitive benefits package that is based upon minimum hourly requirements.