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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

Aug 13, 2020

Jason Howard is an innovator. He looks at a town, he thinks about the type of place that he would like to frequent and if it's not in that town, he builds it.

Here's what we learned:

  • What can restaurants in Raleigh do to survive covid.
  • How simplicity well executed is magical, example good beer & amazing hot dogs= The...

Aug 6, 2020

We chatted with Joel Mcloskey the CEO of Four Saints Brewing in Asheboro and here's what we learned;

  • What is a classic style of beer
  • How to do your own canning.
  • How to go from a school teacher to brewery owner.
  • How to convince your wife or partner to let you leave your job to open a brewery.
  • How to turn a dry county into...

Jul 30, 2020

Norse Brewing Company is realizing the dreams of brewer Brad Wynn and owner Chris Jorgensen.

Here's what we learned:

  • Large Danes can drink like no other.
  • Work hard in another industry and then realize your dream.
  • Sometimes owning a building is less expensive than leasing.
  • The history of classic brewing recipes.
  • How to...

Jul 23, 2020

On this episode the one and only @jennricewrites, a highly social, internationally known food writer who, before the pandemic, traveled all over the world to write about food, wine, hotels and more! Sounds like a pretty great life, right? Before her days traveling and eating great food, we learn that Jenn worked in PR...

Jul 16, 2020

The restaurant business these days is muddled with confusion. We sat down with owner Sean Degnan, Chef Drew Smith and Freelance Writer Jenn Rice to make some sense of it. Here's what we learned:

  • Ceviche proper cook times
  • What is the kō än community hub
  • What is the most fair way for restaurant workers to...