I am very grateful to have worked with Emily Solomon on the first Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. I was introduced to Emily last spring, 2017 and immediately responded to my first impression by asking her to join our team as our marketing manager. She brought enthusiasm and creativity through her skills and qualifications to manage and develop our website and social media. Emily came on board devoting her time and passion to a concept she experienced while living in Boston, as she strongly believed it would be a success in Santa Barbara as well.

This opportunity allowed her to express her passion for food and develop new relationships in our culinary community. Our team worked closely together this past year to produce and create a concept that was long overdue in our community. Emily’s business requires constant attention to detail and communication. Her commitment, hard work and dedication to helping launch this first-time event has reflected our success for this year. I am very proud Emily is a part of our team.
— Leslee Garafalo, Chair for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
I hired The Food Marketer after seeing little movement on our social media presence from a previous PR company that we worked with. Since hiring The Food Marketer, we have seen an increase in Instagram followers by an average of 300 people a month, an increase in customer engagement online, more foot traffic to our Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Montecito and Santa Barbara locations and an increase in PR opportunities. We hired The Food Marketer 8 months ago, since that time, we’ve been featured in some of the most popular publications in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We are opening up our 6 location in August, we can’t wait to see what Emily comes up with next!
— Rori Trovato, Owner of Rori's Artisanal Creamery
Getting to work with Emily at the tasting room and on online marketing has been wonderful. She is easy to work with and takes direction well. When I was interested in using more modern graphics for email campaigns to our club and non-club members, she created engaging, colorful graphics that our customers responded positively to. Since hiring The Food Marketer to manage email marketing for the winery, we have seen an increase in wine sales in the tasting room and online, more foot traffic to the tasting room and highly successful events. Emily not only understands marketing, she also understands wine, which makes her perfect for our marketing needs. I would highly recommend The Food Marketer to any winery interested in improving your wine club loyalty and online sales.
— Nicole Hetzel, Tasting Room Manager at Au Bon Climat
We’ve been working with The Food Marketer for almost two years. When we hired The Food Marketer, we wanted a stronger social media presence and more positive reviews on our online review platforms. Since we started working with Emily, we have seen an increase of over 3,000 new followers to our Instagram, an increase in positive reviews to our Yelp page, which enabled us to go from a 3.5 to a 4-star rating. We would highly recommend this marketing company if you’re looking for marketing efforts for your restaurant, Emily gets results.
— Deborah Weber & Lisa Boelter, Owners of Anna's Marketplace Bakery
I had requested a fairly broad topic on visiting Santa Barbara and I cannot be more pleased with the result. She took the time to be very diversified in local culture, restaurants, history, and she created links to every single topic for easy viewing and linking access. The entire concept looked extremely professional, well versed and created a momentous picture of what touring Santa Barbara would feel like. I would highly recommend Emily for any future projects as I have already forwarded her work to other associates and business partners, to help their websites gain a much better audience with the professionalism Emily provides to her clients. Thank you for the amazing writing and I look forward to working with you again.
— Trevor Bethke, Owner of
After a year of struggling to get my SQUARESPACE website up and running I decided to hire Emily at The Food Marketer. I don’t remember who recommended her initially, but I do know she worked with Amy McGee to offer CDs a discount. I just want to endorse her and say how helpful she was. I basically dumped it in her lap and whined about being too busy to assist her in anyway!! She took the whole thing and ran with it, was receptive, supportive and professional. I am pleased with her work. Anyone struggling with a website or social media, start a conversation with Emily. This I know, if I wish to be valued for my work, I in turn must value others for theirs. Emily is worth every penny I paid her.
— Heidi Inabinet, Owner of On A Limb Floral Studio

"She [Emily] is very enthusiast about the success of my business and stands behind the mission of my business, I can't say enough about Emily Solomon." — Cyndi Elliott

It has been a pleasure working with Emily. She is very professional, business oriented, hands-on and reliable. I strongly recommend working with Emily if you are looking for fast and professional results!
— Laura Goycochea, Project Manager at EG Technologies
Emily is great at what she does. Responsive, professional and very fast. She gave us a time frame and did what she said she would.
— Tony Torres, Owner of Coastal Power Inc.