business

Out To Lunch
1:14 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Secret Pizza

Paco Robert and Jammer Orintas.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

When you’re looking to start a business you can choose between gearing up for a mass market product or staying small and going for a selective niche clientele. Peter’s guests on this edition of Out to Lunch exemplify these two divergent approaches to the restaurant business.

Jammer Orintas co-owns Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza, and Paco Robert is co-founder of the off-the-grid secret restaurant operation Dinner Lab. The party going on in the background is the Christmas crowd at Commanders!

Business & Technology
11:42 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Food Business Incubator Organizing

The LSU AgCenter has hired a veteran food consultant to organize a food business incubator.

Gaye Sandoz, who most recently was with Edible Enterprises — a food business incubator in in Norco — hopes to have the incubator fully developed over the next 12 months.

The AgCenter's incubator will be the second such facility in Louisiana.

Headquartered on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, incubator tenants will have access to expertise of LSU faculty and students.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

The Some-Times Picayune

David Francis, James O’Byrne and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

One of the boldest, most controversial revolutions to occur in the New Orleans media landscape in 2012 was The Times-Picayune’s discontinuation of daily publication. Was the move to a three-day-a-week paper and focus on NOLA.com the news organization business model of the future?

Peter talks with David Francis, Business Manager of NOLA Media Group, and Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran T-P journalist and Director of State Content James O’Byrne.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Eternal Snoball Season

David Bergeron from the Creole Creamery, and Chris Cuadrado of Sno-Balls To Go.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, we talk with Chris Cuadrado, who is upending the great NOLA tradition of waiting for snoball season — and then waiting on line in the burning heat for a snoball — with his revolutionary Sno-Balls To Go. And David Bergeron joins us as well — he moved into the historic McKenzie's Bakery, where he's making his own history with ice cream store Creole Creamery.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Commander's Commanders

Lally Brennan, Peter Ricchiuti and Ti Martin.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

In a city known for fine restaurants, Commander’s Palace is both a New Orleans legend and an ever-evolving enterprise, as revered behind the scenes among chefs and service industry workers as it is to the dining public.

On this edition of Out to Lunch owner/managers/cousins Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share the Commander's culture.

Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Shop Small

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday.

Originally started by American Express, this national day to shop small and locally fits so nicely with farmers markets. After all, you can’t get much smaller than the family who farms and sells their products directly.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Urges Support For Small Business Holiday Shopping

Senator explains importance of shopping at small businesses this holiday season.

With much of the nation focusing on Black Friday shopping at big box stores, one Louisiana lawmaker is suggesting another option.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Bioceptive — Out To Lunch

Tamara Kreinin, S K Khurana and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Bioceptive is a New Orleans women’s health company that is developing a product for managing pregnancy that could change the world for hundreds of thousands of women.

This week on Out to Lunch, Peter has lunch with S K Khurana, the Chief Operating Officer of Bioceptive, and Tamara Kreinin, recently retired Executive Director for Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation and an investor in Bioceptive.

Higher Education
2:25 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Loyola Music Industry Professor Visits West Bank, Mentors Palestinian Entrepreneurs

Palestine, often known as a tumultuous crossroads of religion and politics, is now gaining recognition for its increasingly entrepreneurial economic environment. At the second annual Celebration of Innovation last month in Ramallah, Loyola University New Orleans professor Elliott Adams joined 12 American mentors, investors and business leaders seeking to harness the new culture of innovation in the West Bank.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Out Of Business

Mary Lee Murphy, Peter Ricchiuti and Kendra Jones Morris.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Though we usually talk about going into business, on this week’s show Peter talks to two women who got out of business.

Kendra Jones Morris walked away from consulting Fortune 500 companies to found Rural Revolution, connecting women artisans in the developing world with direct marketing women in the United States. Mary Lee Murphy left the business world to become Development Director of the education non-profit City Year.

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