OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. 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.
If you had a dollar for every time someone on radio or TV said, “Here in Acadiana we’re known for our food,” you probably would have made about a hundred dollars this month already. You wouldn’t be as wealthy, though, if you were collecting a dollar on the sentence, “Here in Acadiana there is a sizeable segment of the population open to a medically holistic, nutritious approach to diet with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables.”
Although you don’t hear a lot of people say that, and as unlikely as it sounds, it’s true. Dr Marie Pace will attest to that.
Dr Pace is the owner of a business on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette called Optimum Solutions Holistic Health Consultants. Dr Pace is a doctor of Naturopathy, a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Nutritional Counselor, and author of the book Discover Health.
Dr Pace believes we would go a long way toward eliminating all diseases if we lived on a more balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables. Jimbeaux Guilbeaux will be happy to bring you all the fresh fruit and vegetables you want.
Jimbeaux is co-founder and Vice President of Sales at Freshko Foodservice.
Freshko’s 22 employees deliver fresh food, and more, to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other food-related businesses in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. Freshko's success story is a classic Acadiana business tale and an inspirational testimony to good old fashioned decency in business.