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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

Jun 30, 2022

This is the story of how a high protein, low sugar bar punches above it's weight to become a culinary champion!

The CEO of Jimmybars Jim Simon joins us to discuss how to compete in a culinary realm where you eat for function. Topics in this episode include:

Who Cliff Bars sold to?

Why we "eat with our eyes?"

When is a...

Jun 23, 2022

How can I make my favorite cocktail at home?

Why don't the cocktails at my local bar taste exceptional?

Where can I find a secret ingredient to make my cocktail taste the way I want it to?

All these FAQ"S answered within this episode with Rob & Arianna.


Get 15% off Remedy Cocktail Bitters by using the "NCFB"...

Jun 16, 2022

"Waste not want not!" Genius is abundant in this episode.

  • The brilliance of Mei's "open book management," to help create transparency in the restaurant business. 
  • What is a Certified Master Composter
  • How simple and  delicious a pickle brine is.
  • recipes to save food in your own kitchen

Click in to hear about how...

Jun 14, 2022

Hey everyone - here's quick recap of last night's JBF Awards held at the Lyric In Chicago. NC was HUGE! Listen as we recap the winners from the Southeast region to Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Hospitality. Spoiler alert... the city of Asheville was a big winner.

And listen to the newly released podcast,

Jun 9, 2022

Bubbles & Brisket was banging, bountiful, brilliant, bedazzled., there rally aren't enough written words so we had to speak about it. You can listen in to get a sense of how beautiful the event was but really you will just need to be there for #bubblesandbrisket23 

However, you can find out who won the heated trivia...