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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

Nov 29, 2018

-We take a break from our typical food and beverage conversations to talk about a serious, yet sadly under-reported crime happening in restaurants all over the world: DFSA, or Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault.

-Sophia Woo, owner of, sits in as guest host as we open up the conversation to DFSA...

Nov 21, 2018

-How two gentlemen Ryan Speckman and Lin Peterson went from selling local shrimp on the side of the road to becoming the preeminent purveyor of high quality North Carolina seafood in the RDU triangle.

-We discuss the evolution of from wholesaler to restauranteur. The luck of hiring chef Eric...

Nov 15, 2018

-Find out exactly what Kombucha is and how it's made. Learn about the connection of your gut to your brain, seriously. Plus, there is a surprise story of how a shaman helped shaped this beverage business. Finally, as if you needed other reasons to listen Max and Adrian (founder of Tribucha) have an "idea...

Nov 8, 2018

Baking, bread, pastry, opening a restaurant all in this episode.

Andrew was at the top of the baking game working for Ashley Christensen as the executive pastry chef for AC Restaurants. However, Andrew felt the need to do more, to do something all his own. Andrew explains technique but also intention. Union Special...

Nov 1, 2018

How to conceive a cocktail bar? Sean Umstead and Michelle Vanderwalker of Kingfisher Durham have thought it all out, or at least they sounded like they had. Sean and Michelle share the lessons they learned while attending Tales of the Cocktail. We even get a tip on the cocktail scene in Africa.


We delve deep into how...