It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

Hosted ByChristiaan Mader

OUT TO LUNCH finds journalist Christiaan Mader conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Les Kids – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

One of the pieces of advice you often hear when you’re deciding on a career is, “Do something you love.” Inherent in this advice is the underlying assumption that “work” and things you love – like enjoying yourself – are two distinctly different undertakings. When we’re kids that distinction is way more blurred. Everything can be fun. Even school. Starting with Pre-school.

 jonathan pearce

Jonathan Pearce is having 4 times as much fun as a pre-schooler. Jonathan is president of a group of four preschools. Sugar‘n Spice Preschools have two locations in Lafayette, one in Broussard, and another in Youngsville. 

tommie townsley

Tommie Townsley writes and publishes books for kids. Tommie is the author of the “Cajun Tales” series of books, with 7 titles so far, including Clyde the Cajun Calf and Amos the Artistic Alligator. Tommie’s company, Ally Gator Book Bites, has published 20 children’s books by other local authors. 

alexandra drouant

It’s probably not PC to call someone “nutty,” but nonetheless meet Nutty Scientist Alexandra Drouant, co-owner of Nutty Scientists of Acadiana. Nutty Scientists of Acadiana specializes in edu-tainment – a fun way for kids from 3 to 17 to learn science.  

Although it’s a cliche, the children are our future. These three Acadiens on today’s Out to Lunch are touching a lot of young lives who, before you know it, are going to be the future of Acadiana.

peter ricchiuti

Photos at Cafe Vermilionville by Gwen Aucoin.

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