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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

May 12, 2022

Have you wondered what it's like to be on Chopped, Chef Kevin Ruiz's Episode Sexy Feast aired on Wednesday May 11th 2022 and he tells all in this episode!

Chef Ruiz also explains what is authentic Puerto Rican Food and how that will play in Bendito.

Click in to find out how Bendito will change the Raleigh Dining...

May 5, 2022

You’ve heard a lot of the chefs we’ve interviewed talk about sourcing their food from local farmers; so we decided to talk with a NC farmer and finally learn what goes into growing the food we love to rave about! Chris Smith of @smithsnursery drove out from Johnston County to tell us about his produce greenhouse and...

Apr 28, 2022

Have you heard of a small newspaper called The New York Times? Chief Wine Critic Eric Asimov joined Max & Matt to chat about how one gets to write about wine for a living and what that entails. Mr. Asimov gives us insight into what it's like to be one of the most influential and respected authorities on any subject....

Apr 21, 2022

Have you ever been to a concert, sporting event, or even Disney on Ice, and enjoyed a snack or two while you’re there? We bet you never thought about what goes on behind the scenes to bring you those brisket tacos (smoked in house) or gourmet hot dogs! The Vice President of Food and Beverage for the @pncarena stopped...

Apr 14, 2022

 We sat down with Nick Dampf himself to talk about his transition from Cisco sales rep to a full-time pitmaster (a term Nick’s too humble to use).We learned:

  • What do you get when you mix weekend pop-ups, Texas style BBQ, and a 2000 gallon smoker? Dampf Good BBQ of course!
  • How to work on a behemoth smoker
  • why the...