OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
There are certain things we all do.
We all buy food. And when we do, we take for granted that supermarket shelves are going to be stocked.
We all watch TV and movies – though these days mostly on a small screen. And when we do – other than certain types of film – we take for granted that actors are going to be clothed.
But food doesn’t magically appear on supermarket shelves. And clothes don’t magically appear on actors.
Alison Parker is a professional costumer. She’s one of the people who puts clothes on actors. Alison has costumed actors on stages in London, New York, and St Petersburg, in the air and underwater for Cirque du Soleil, and you’ve almost certainly seen Alison’s work on TV and in movies. She’s worked with directors John Waters, Tim Burton, Steven Soderberg, and many more.
Simone Reggie is the owner of Simone’s Market on Oak Street, Uptown. Simone puts food on supermarket shelves. In the past Simone has worked in marketing for Chef John Besh, she was instrumental in starting up the short-lived but popular online food market Good Eggs, and was a co-founder of local butcher shop Cleaver & Co. With her own store that includes a wide range of prepared foods Simone’s latest foray into food is a combination of all of her past food business past experiences. Not to mention her MBA.
Alison and Simone join Peter Ricchiuti for this edition of Out to Lunch. Both Alison and Simone have fascinating careers in their respective fields,they’re both at very interesting places in their business lives, and they share a couple of personal stories about how they got to where they are today. An inspirational, entertaining, and informative discussion.