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!

David Lee

David Lee

Executive Chef

Chef David Lee joined The Porch at Schenley in 2021. Growing up in Malaysia, David initially learned to cook from his grandmother. He began working in restaurants as a teenager, and he attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. David moved to Pittsburgh in 2017, serving as executive chef at The Meadows, and now he brings his love of spices with him to The Porch. “Spices open up your palate and allow you to taste the depth of other flavors,” he said. David is most excited to work with The Porch’s team members and partners, learning from those with different backgrounds to ultimately create delicious, scratch made food. 

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.