It’s fair to say the best thing about Mondays is lunch, so we’re pleased to bring you another edition of Lunch Break. This week, we feature OpenTable employee John Orta. He originally hails from Phoenix, Arizona, and he works at the OpenTable headquarters in San Francisco as senior vice president and general counsel, where he apparently talks a lot. He’s fond of whiskey and meat, but it’s pickles he can’t live without. Read on as John dishes on his dining habits and reveals why he’s fasting for lunch.
Name: John Orta
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Job Title: Senior Vice President + General Counsel
What that means that I do at OpenTable: I talk a lot.
Years at OpenTable: 8 1/2 (Yikes!) Alma mater: UC Santa Barbara (BA); University of San Francisco School of Law (JD), UC Berkely (MBA)
I have worked in a restaurant as a: Dishwasher / busboy / pizza maker
The food I can’t live without: Pickles
The one food I’ll never try: I will eat anything. Once.
My go-to drink or cocktail: Whiskey, neat. If I’m feeling crazy, rocks.
The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Whiskey (see above).
My favorite thing about dining out is: Laughing loudly with friends.
If meat is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.
My last best restaurant meal was at: Commis