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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 25, 2021

  • How should restaurant industry people get paid?
  • Who is responsible for compensation, the restaurant owner or the patrons?
  • How should "T.I.P.S be distributed?
    • Should tips be pooled?
    • should each person earn their own tips ( ala an independent contractor) and be mandated to tip out other staff a certain percentage?

All of these questions and more get answered on this episode by the following industry leaders;

Francesca Mason of Damn Good Food (Acme, Heyday Brewing, Plum)
Shannon Healy (Alley 26 and Crook’s Corner)
Jim Wald (Glasshalfull and Napoli Pizzeria Hillsborough)
Leif Magnuson (CEO of

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