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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

Mar 30, 2023

The epitome of hospitality presides in Chef Steven! This episode is teeming with knowledge nuggets:

Mar 23, 2023

Chef Eric Rivera is redefining the restaurant and turning private dining on it's head. Chef Eric cooked at Alinea and eventually made his way to be the director of f&b for Chef Grant Achatz. This episode is packed with:

  • Monastic integrity of Chartreuse
  • Why Eric's cooking is like improvisational jazz
  • How to make an...

Mar 16, 2023

The Common Market isn't so common...

The common market is coming to Durham, NC and people are asking, is it a Deli? A Bodega or simply a neighborhood living room? In this episode find out:

  • If your a business owner, do you own the business or does the business own you?
  • What was the bowtie incident at Matt's...

Mar 9, 2023

What is Champagne? Are all sparkling wines champagne? Is Champagne wine? Tiffany Welton of RBF, Your Authentic Champagne Bar joins the pod and all these questions and more are answered in this episode in addition to:

Mar 2, 2023

Move over Door Dash & Uber Eats, Takeout Central is taking the food delivery game to new heights!
Cameron Long the CFO of Takeout Central tells us all about how to run a food delivery service that delivers food and hospitality.

This episode gets deep into;

-Where are your delivery fees going
-Why the great debate about...