It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Philanthropy Dat – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

What do you think when someone you’re doing business with tells you, “I’m not in it for the money”? You assume they’re in it for the money, right? I mean, why else would they say that?

Well, once in a while you meet people in business who genuinely are in it for reasons other than money. Like Mike Kantor and Andy Kopplin. 

Mike Kantor

Mike is the interim director of the Grow Dat Youth Farm – a working urban farm in City Park that teaches kids about agriculture.

Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is President and CEO of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, where they match up generosity with genuine need.

Peter Ricchiuti, Mike Kantor, Andy Kopplin

Andy comes from a background of years of experience in state and local politics. And Mike is a young guy who has turned his back on a traditional career path to work in the community. Both Mike and Andy are heading up businesses, but they’re not business as usual. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore