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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

Jan 14, 2021

We finally dive deep into cheese! Samantha and Austin Genke from Boxcarr Handmade Cheese guide us through the cheese making world. Here's what we learned;

  • How to raise and name 150 (Kids) goats.
  • What is rennet?
  • The difference between American, French and Italian cheeses.
  • When in the cheese making process can you define...


Jan 7, 2021

Matt & Max sit down with the owner of Bar Virgile, one of the best business minds in the craft cocktail game. Here's what they learned:

  • How to perfect a Ramos Fizz
  • Why and how to buy out your partners
  • What's the deal with Alcohol to go during Covid.
  • Whatever happened to pre-shift lineup?
  • The reason we all need to...