It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Community Building – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

When you think about inspirational figures – people who inspire you with their dedication to good works – you might think about Mother Theresa or the Dalai Lama.

You probably don’t think of local men in the construction industry.

Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on Out to Lunch might change that.

Jim Pate

Jim Pate is Executive Director of the New Orleans Area Habitat For Humanity. Jim has overseen Habitat construction projects around the world. In New Orleans he’s built more houses since Hurricane Katrina than any other construction company, including the award winning Musician’s Village.

Dylan Tete

Dylan Tete is the founder and Executive Director of the Bastion Community of Resilience. It’s a construction project that is building community housing for military veterans returning to civilan life with life-altering injuries.

Jim Pate, Dylan Tete, Peter Ricchiuti

They’re talking about the business of literally building a better community on Out Lunch. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.