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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

Mar 14, 2019

 Sean McKinney raises the wand to his temple, then to Whit Baker's temple, they draw out their thoughts into the pensieve and it ultimately goes into your brew. Words cannot aptly describe how thoughtful and avant-garde the beers from Ancillary Fermentation are. Ancillary Fermentation is a side project or little...


Mar 7, 2019

"To ensure no one goes hungry in Central and Eastern North Carolina," this is the clear mission of the CENC Food bank. Have you ever wondered why it is in our state, with a bounty of agriculture and produce, we have so many hungry?

Listen in to find out how the CENC is facilitating the connection between food produced...


Feb 28, 2019

 When opening a "Pizza Joint" one must give major thought to 

Which pizza oven? this is a hot button issue, do you go wood burning? Brick? Or dare I say electric deck like a Moretti Forni?

What style of pizza? Neopolitan? Romano? Deep Dish? New York Style? Or maybe something new and different that I've never...


Feb 21, 2019

After the honestly accurate article in last week's Indy Week, writer Leigh Tauss joins the podcast to discuss the ABC Commission and how they can either be part of the solution or the problem with the growth of the NC Craft Distiller movement.

Also, Gentry Lassiter, the owner of Lassiter Distilling, weighs in on the...


Feb 14, 2019

When you think of ice cream, you think of Vanilla, Rocky Road, Mint Chip, etc… But what about Cinnamon & Chocolate Molé Bark, Chocolate Covered Potato Chip, Coffee Bourbon or even Pizza…? Well, if you’re Jared Plummer, that’s what you dream of when you create the best new ice cream joint in North Carolina....