It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Fighting Fit – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’ve ever had folks come visit you in New Orleans from out of town, they’ve probably said, “If I lived here I’d put on a hundred pounds.”

They’re not the folks who come here to visit ProTac Fitness. Those folks say, “If I lived here I could benchpress another hundred pounds.”

Canaan Heard

Protac Fitness is a New Orleans business that trains people to get in shape for the US military and law enforcement. It’s founder and CEO, Canaan Heard, joins Peter on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Beth Winkler

Beth Winkler is also in the physical fitness business. But rather than get you into peak fitness and fighting condition, Beth’s happy if she can just get you to walk around without pain. Beth is co-owner of a local chain of physical therapy clinics called Magnolia Physical Therapy.

Canaan Heard, Beth Winkler

This Out to Lunch is all about how to kick ass, and what to do after your ass gets kicked.

peter ricchiuti

Photos in the wine room at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore