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.

Sugar Frizz – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Sometimes the stars just line up. Whether it’s fate, destiny, luck, or your own ingenuity, once in a while you find yourself in the right place at the right time and you have one of those “Aha” moments.

Turning that aha moment into a successful business is a whole other matter. That’s what Peter’s two lunch guests today are hard at work doing.

Boyce Clark

Boyce Clark was a geophysicist and a single dad who came up with a chemical solution to tame his daughter’s frizzy hair. Now he has a nationwide, chemistry-driven beauty products business called Lubricity Labs.

Arpit Bhopalkar

Arpit Bhopalkar came to New Orleans and was amazed to find athletes drinking coconut water rather than the sugarcane water he was used to drinking in South East Asia. So Arpit started up Bhoomi Cane Water, a company that makes cane juice from the massive amount of sugar cane grown in Louisiana.

Opportunity knocks but once. You get one shot at turning a moment into a mountain (of money).

Boyce Clark, Arpit Bhopalkar, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur