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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

Jul 26, 2018

We take the show up a notch to the C-Suite level when we talk to the leader of Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. This episode takes us beyond "Setting the Table," for one restaurant, this is about establishing a hospitality and leadership culture that transcends all over the world. With strong leadership, a vivid idea of...

Jul 19, 2018

It is as if Clark Griswold did a culinary tour of just France instead of a whole European Vacation. Thankfully no dogs were thrown off the Eiffel Tower and zero monuments were harmed in the recording of this podcast. Max and Felicia (plus les enfants) ate it all while traveling through France. Discover the wonder of a...

Jul 12, 2018

Never Work A Day In Your Life

That’s what Tina Vaughn and Chef Chip Smith have accomplished by opening The Simone in the Upper East Side of NYC. Never before will you hear a story of such genuine dedication to hospitality. Tina left her career as a Rockette to work with Chip when she realized his talent and attention...

Jul 5, 2018

In this episode, we speak to the Beverage Director of Giorgios Group, as well as many of Chef Matt Kelly’s restaurants in Durham, Michael Maller.

Micahel reveals his secrets of how to get hired at top restaurants, how he manages multiple properties while building one of the best wine programs in North Carolina, and...