Top-notch engineers are vital to the success of OpenTable — as is the woman who helps recruit them. Jessye Strohmeyer spends her days seeking out the best engineers and (if this one is any indication) eating healthful lunches. The northeast native adores peanut butter, would love to dine (barefoot?) with Ina Garten, and has fond memories of the all-you-can-eat steak frites at Le Relais de L’Entrecôte in the City of Lights. Read on to meet OpenTable employee Jessye Strohmeyer, discover her drinking + dining tips, and find out what she’s having for her midday meal in today’s Lunch Break.
Name: Jessye Strohmeyer
Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts
Job Title: Recruiter
What that means that I do at OpenTable: Tell engineers how cool OpenTable is and convince them to work here.
Years at OpenTable: One Alma mater: Boston College
I have not worked in a restaurant.
The food I can’t live without: Peanut butter
The one food I’ll never try: Dog
My go-to drink or cocktail: Margarita
The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Mike’s Pastry cannoli
My favorite thing about dining out is: trying a new spin on classics.
If huevos rancheros is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.
My last best restaurant meal was at: Starbelly