Out To Lunch

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

When you tune in to Out to Lunch, you'll find economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant.

Each week Peter invites guests from the new world of the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc. magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the U.S. to be an entrepreneur, and Out to Lunch is at the forefront of the new New Orleans.

Major support for Out to Lunch comes from Jones Walker and BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana. Additional support comes from LUBA Workers' Comp.

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Out To Lunch
12:04 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Out To Lunch: Paper Or Plastic

Jonathan Bertuccelli and Jonthan Schudmak.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

New Orleans is a city torn between upholding traditions and embracing change. In this Tale of Two Jonathans, Jonathan Bertuccelli's Studio 3 creates centuries old papier mâché art in the form of elegant Mardi Gras floats, while Jonathan Schudmak's NOLA 3D Printing creates our plastic future. 

In the Pay It Forward segment of the show Peter, Paper Jonathan and Plastic Jonathan weigh in on how best to expand the already successful promotional product company Safeguard.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Out To Lunch: Brides N' Blooms

Bonnie Broel and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Did you know New Orleans is America's second favorite spot for destination weddings? There's a whole industry built on folks coming here to get hitched.

At the heart of it are two New Orleans icons: House of Broel and Harkins the Florist. John Harkins and Bonnie Broel join Peter Ricchiuti for a lunch time chat that swings from brides on their wedding day to wives doing things with floral preservative — other than preserving blooms.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Out To Lunch: NOLA Baby

Dana Keren, Latona Giwa, Angelle Missios and Peter Ricchiutti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Latona Giwa from Birthmark Doula Collective breaks down the A-B-C-sections of the NOLA baby biz. Angelle Missios, NOLA Birth Photographer, is there to capture baby's first breath and first Facebook post.

In the Pay It Forward segment of the show Peter, Angelle and Latona take a look at The Elmer Group's Nerium.

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Out To Lunch
11:38 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Out To Lunch: Fleurty Rock'n

Lauren Thom and John Blancher.
Credit Robert Morton / It's New Orleans

In four years Lauren Thom has taken Fleurty Girl from a bedroom in the front of her house on Oak Street to five stores citywide. 

John Blancher bought a run-down bowling alley to use as a catering hall. When he started booking bands, and drinkers and dancers also became bowlers, he'd accidentally created a phenomenon that he called Rock 'n' Bowl.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Out To Lunch: La Luzianne Delivered

Peter Ricchiutti, David Darragh and Erik Frank.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

 

David Darragh is President and CEO of Reily Foods. Even if Reily Foods is not a household name, you probably have some of their products in your household: La Luzianne Tea, French Market Coffee, CDM Coffee, Blue Plate Mayonnaise and many more.

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Out To Lunch
2:14 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Out To Lunch: The Kids Today

Cam Marston, Lola Lass and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

 

Cam Marston is an authority on the relationships between generations and on how Boomers, Gen X-ers and Milllenials co-exist in the workplace. Cam consults on his Generational Insights with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and is a sought after lecture circuit speaker.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Out To Lunch: Down To The Dirt

Simone Bruni and Will Bradshaw.
Credit Elizabeth Hudson / It's New Orleans

The post Hurricane Katrina world of demolishing New Orleans buildings and hauling truckloads of rubble off to a landfill isn't a male-dominated industry, it's a male-only industry. At least it was, until Simone Bruni came along with nothing more than a few pink yard signs and a business name that would capitalize on her most unique quality in the demolition business: Demo Diva

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Out To Lunch
2:06 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Out To Lunch: Location, Location, Location

Rick Haase and Pres Kabacoff.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Pres Kabacoff and his company HRI Properties have had an enormous impact on the city of New Orleans — from building Beau Chêne on the Northshore to pioneering a return to inner-city living by bringing back the Warehouse District.

Rick Haase has shepherded Latter and Blum into becoming the biggest real estate player in the Gulf South.  

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Out To Lunch: Tinsel Town

Lenny Alsfeld and Susan Brennan, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The film business continues to grow so quickly that the term "Hollywood South" is becoming less of a quaint marketing moniker and more literally true with every movie that shoots here. Part of the reason for the growth is financial — state tax credits — and the other part is the crew and facilities now available here.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Out To Lunch: Social Media Angel

Chris Schulz, Peter Ricchiuti and McKenzie Coco.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

This week on Out to Lunch: Chris Schulz is founder of angel investor Voodoo Ventures and NOLA IT-central Launchpad. Once you get your business up and running McKenzie Coco's FSC Interactive will get you noticed. As will your hip sunglasses from KREWE du optic.

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