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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 25, 2019

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune (I.E. State controlled liquor) or to take arms against a sea of troubles.
And, by opposing them, we go down the the arduous road of privatization. This is the conundrum, it is not all roses with a free market, there will be growing...

Jul 18, 2019

We shake up the format of the show from the get-go with a live, impromptu theme-song with musicians George Hage and Mike Rosado of the Pencil Pushers Podcast. (

Then the show gets deep into California wine with winemaker Jennifer Reichardt of Raft Wines (

Jul 11, 2019

Gabe Barker is the offspring of culinary royalty, JBF Award winners Karen and Ben Barker. Hear how Gabe created a farm to table "neapolitan style" pizza. Pizza with a thin crust but a New York chew. Chef Gabe has taken advantage of his roots to become a chef with a 360 degree of his food and his business. Everything...

Jul 4, 2019

While the Women's FIFA World Cup is taking place in France 3 of France's top Female Winemakers from @vintage59imports joined us in studio in Raleigh. Francoise Le Calvez of Coupe Roses in Minervois, Francoise Ollier of Ollier-Taillefer in Faugeres and Melanie Pfister of Domaine Pfister in Alsace. In honor of national...