Out to Lunch

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

The Power and The Shrimp October 30, 2014

If you live in New Orleans you’re familiar with this scenario: You’re having a perfectly normal day when suddenly you groan, “Oh noooo.” You're not watching the Saints’ defense, it's that other sinking feeling you get as a New Orleanian - when the power goes off.

mark kleehammer

Today on Out to lunch Peter takes a look at the other 364 days, 23 hours in the life of New Orleans’ Fortune 500 company, Entergy, with Mark Kleehammer, Entergy’s Vice President of Business Development Services.

peter ricchiuti, jay lapeyre

Peter's other guest is associated with a more joyful but no less familiar New Orleans institution: peeled shrimp. If it wasn’t  for Jay Lapeyre, and his dad, we’d all be peeling  our own shrimp. Jay is President of Laitrim - the inventors and manufacturers of the shrimp peeling machine, and they own over 570 other patents. 

henry duquesnay, peter ricchiuti

In the You Heard It Here First segment of the show, Peter introduces entrepreneur Henry duQuesnay and his new business iGardenX. A longer conversation with Henry and Peter's guests can be heard here.

peter ricchiuti, jay lapeyre, mark kleehammer, henry duquesnay

The photos on this page were taken at Commander's Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal.  

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