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.

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