Join the Colony team!

Colony brings a unique cafe concept to the Downtown/Strip District area of Pittsburgh. With three lines of business, we offer guests the experience of a neighborhood coffee shop, an affordable wine bar, and a cat cafe. What's a cat cafe? We house in a separate area of the cafe (the ‘Cat Loft’) about a dozen adoptable cats with which guests can visit should they choose.

We're always looking for reliable, dedicated people to join our team. Email us your resume any time at

Kitchen Helper/Prep Cook/Baker

Our ideal candidate lives close to downtown, has access to personal transportation, possesses a Food Safety Manager certification, can run errands and values the following: dedication, passion, trust, collaboration, creativity, and learning. Most importantly, you have a sense of humor and an ability to problem-solve all sorts of kitchen-related issues.

The kitchen is small and food prep methods are limited as we have no hood. Hours for the role will be varied and may include both afternoon and nights. Weekends are a must. There will be between 25 and 30 hours per week, approximately, and are for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There may be additional hours to work, if interested, should the owners participate in special events inside or outside of the cafe.

Duties include:
-Wash dishes with 3-bowl sink method;
-Mop kitchen;
-Clean bathrooms (shared duty);
-Bag garbage/recyclables and deliver to dumpsters;
-Prep menu items (i.e. sautéing, mixing, chopping, etc.)
-Light baking, according to recipes (i.e. brownies, cookies...)
-Cook/prepare orders (i.e. cheese plates, charcuterie, melts, spreads...);
-Run errands on occasion (pick up ice, ingredients, etc.);
-Help manage kitchen inventory;
-Help around cafe outside of the kitchen, as needed;
-Maintain kitchen cleanliness at all times;

Requirements for consideration:
-Past kitchen experience in a restaurant/cafe atmosphere;
-Ability to manage and work well with others and take direction;
-Ability to work electric meat slicer, mixer, food processor, sandwich press;
-Ability to use knives correctly -- and safely;
-Flexibility to change work hours based on café evolution;
-Ability to perform physical activities, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting heavy items;
-You come in to work every day with a smile and are ready to help...

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