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Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast. 

"Our intention is to create a behind-the-scenes conversation between industry professionals. Whether we are speaking with an advanced level sommelier about their wine program or a chef about breaking down an entire pig, we just want the conversation to be real, unedited and honest. The food and beverage world is a unique industry, and North Carolina's food scene is growing everyday.

Take a listen. We hope to entertain, teach and inspire while offering some specific information about the NC food scene."

 -Max & Matt

May 16, 2019

It's as if you were there, at Thrive NC with Max and Matt as they provide full access to everything. 

The Summit: "150 community leaders will explore unique solutions to food insecurity from across the country, engage in meaningful conversations about the state of food insecurity in North Carolina, and identify tangible...

May 9, 2019

Nick and Rochelle Johnson have authored the fairytale, how you transition creative to corporate and have a successful marriage! Nick is a wild-man, he went from acupuncture in India and Australia to sailing a boat to Cuba and finally coming home to Durham to regenerate homes and neighborhoods. Rochelle provides the...

May 7, 2019

Hooray! Our state's driving force in the culinary industry was recognized as the Outstanding Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for 2019. 

Ashley's contributions to our state's food culture are unparalleled. We say thank you for the hard work and vision you have brought our state. 


May 2, 2019


Hop on the Faulisi magic carpet from Pittsburgh to Cary to NYC to Miami, back to NYC, then to Durham, and finally to Cary, it's a wild one. Between working for the likes of Andrew Carmellini, Joe's Pub, the W Hotel Miami and Andrea Reusing, Zach and Amber Faulisi formulated their dreams of opening an authentic

May 1, 2019

Christensen and Howard Bring All-Star Talent to Thrive NC Demo Stage

Chefs from across the state bring diverse their talent and stories to the stage

Ashley Christensen and Vivian Howard have announced their star-studded chef demo lineup for May 9 and 10 at Thrive NC presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North...