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Get to Know EatStreet’s Emily Orner


EatStreet’s employees are some of the most dedicated professionals you’ll ever meet. Surprisingly, though, they do have interesting personal lives. Take a few minutes to get to know Director of Account Management Emily Orner, who works in EatStreet’s headquarters in Madison, WI. Since joining the company in 2012, she has travelled to 9 cities and has started relationships with over 200 restaurants.

What do you do at EatStreet?

This May, I switched from being a field salesperson to overseeing the Account Managers as the Director of Account Management. I’m like a coach. A big part of my position is hiring and training.

What is the best part of your job?

Seeing our employees succeed and be excited about their jobs. And I like talking to people, so that works, too.

What is your favorite thing to cook?

Asian-inspried food. I make a mean cucumber salad. I also like pasta, especially Asian noodles.

How has working for EatStreet changed your perspective on food and dining?

I’ve visited hundreds of restaurants across the country and seen how different foods are popular in different regions. Each city has its own “flavor.” For example, in Pittsburgh, there are “grinders.” I definitely appreciate what restaurant owners do even more after getting to meet so many of them.

What is your favorite restaurant to order from on EatStreet?

Bandung Indonesian. My favorite dish is the Pad Thai.

Finish this sentence: Happiness is _____.

…boating on the lake at my cabin.

What is your favorite book?

I recently read Gone Girl. It’s half mystery and half psychological thriller. It’s very engaging, well-wrritten, and it kept me wanting to read more.

If you could visit any time period in history, when would it be?

The ’70’s. I think there was a good mix of cultural happenings, some really great music, and lots of ideas coming to fruition.