It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Chefs and CBD – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Have you ever fantasized about how you’re going to walk into work one day and tell them you’re quitting? You’re moving to Colorado and you’re going to grow pot.

Shane Mutter

Shane Mutter was President of Doerr Furniture when he did something close to that. It wasn’t quite as dramatic, and it’s not exactly pot he’s growing, it’s the non pot-smoking version of cannabis, the stuff you make CBD from. Today Shane is the national sales and marketing director of a company called Seed2System that farms hemp, processes it, and turns it into CBD. 

Barrie Schwartz 

Barrie Schwartz has found a way to bring two elements together that are seldom seen in the same place: a large group of people – like a convention – and awesome food. Barrie’s company, My House Social, funnels talented New Orleans chefs into commercial kitchens. It’s a unique concept, and it all started, like so many good ideas, at a dinner party. Actually, a lot of dinner parties.

Peter Ricchiuti

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

Shane Mutter, Barrie Schwartz, Peter Ricchiuti


Realtor Tracey Moore