OUT TO LUNCH finds 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 Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
Have you ever fantasized about how you’re going to walk into work one day and tell them you’re quitting? You’re moving to Colorado and you’re going to grow pot.
Shane Mutter was President of Doerr Furniture when he did something close to that. It wasn’t quite as dramatic, and it’s not exactly pot he’s growing, it’s the non pot-smoking version of cannabis, the stuff you make CBD from. Today Shane is the national sales and marketing director of a company called Seed2System that farms hemp, processes it, and turns it into CBD.
Barrie Schwartz has found a way to bring two elements together that are seldom seen in the same place: a large group of people - like a convention - and awesome food. Barrie’s company, My House Social, funnels talented New Orleans chefs into commercial kitchens. It’s a unique concept, and it all started, like so many good ideas, at a dinner party. Actually, a lot of dinner parties.