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.

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.

Realtor Tracey Moore