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.

Fashion Function – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

For a number of years now we’ve talked about New Orleans as a great place to start a business. But we’ve learned it’s not such an easy place to take a startup to the next level. When the business you’re starting up is not technology, but you’re actually manufacturing a real-world product, it becomes even more difficult.

Jaime Glas & her Haute Work jump suits

Jaime Glas seems to have defied the odds. Jaime started a manufacturing business. She’s based out of New Orleans. And her company is doing great. Jaime’s company is called Haute Work. She makes industrial flame-resistant clothing for women.

Luke Hooper demonstrates his super cool new game

If that’s one product you would never have thought of inventing, Luke Hooper has a bunch more.  Everything from a whole new version of chess, to baked goods, and a new way of keeping your shoes on your feet. Luke has a company called Factor 10 Design, where they take original ideas and turn them into commercial products.

Peter Ricchiuti, Jaime Glas, Luke Hooper

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.