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.

Surf ‘n Turf – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

There is, apparently, more than one way to skin a cat. You might imagine, however, that choices become more limited if you think about how many ways you could shuck an oyster. Or buy a steak. Well, time to expand your imagination.

Peter’s guests on today’s Out to Lunch have found new ways to shuck oysters. And sell meat.

Becky Wasden

Becky Wasden is the owner of a company called Two Girls One Shuck. Two Girls One Shuck delivers sacks of oysters to your place along with a couple of girls to shuck ‘em, an oyster bar, and all the fixings.

Marshall Bartlett

Marshall Bartlett’s company has a less racy name – Home Place Pastures. Home Place Pastures is the Netflix of organic meat. For a monthly subscription you get farm-raised meat from a family farm that oversees every step of the process – from the animal’s delivery at birth to its eventual delivery to you.

Becky moved from Utah to New Orleans where she tasted her first oyster, while Marshall is the 5th generation to farm his family’s land in Mississippi. They’re coming from different places and harvesting their products from land and sea, but Marshall’s and Becky’s experiences in starting and running their businesses have interesting and unexpected parallels.

Becky Wasden, Marshall Bartlett, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.