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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

Feb 27, 2020

One guy 6 businesses. 2 careers, one in the air force and one as a hospitality entrepreneur. 6 years of sobriety, 1 Bartender of The Year Award and a wonderful deep raspy voice that would render Harvey Fierstein jobless, to tell you about it all! 

Jon Seelbinder, is the owner and creator of Local Icon Hospitality in...

Feb 20, 2020

What is going on inside the head of Chef Sunny Gerhart?

Sunny turned the tragedy of his dad's death into the beginning of a culinary career. Download this episode to learn about New Orleans styled cuisine, North Carolina Oysters and how to conceive and create your own restaurant. 



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Feb 13, 2020

Bad boys, bad boys 'whatchu gonna do when they rum for you...?This episode features Eric Tansey, founder and owner of Instill Distilling Company in Visit Johnston County ! Eric tells us that the most important values the distillery tries to instill are hard work and putting family first, as well as promoting a healthy...

Feb 6, 2020

Nancy Irelan left a cushy corporate and sunny California job with E&J Gallo. Why did Nancy leave? Nancy and her husband Mike  wanted to touch the dirt, and see grape vines again. They gave up sunny California for the cool and glacial winds of Western New York's Finger Lakes Region to make wine. 

In 2005 Nancy and her...