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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 27, 2019

Women in crisis now have a road map to success. Carroll's Kitchen in downtown Raleigh is a top lunch destination, what many who patronize the cafe don't realize about it, is the fact that it is not just a restaurant. Carroll's Kitchen is a non-profit cafe that employs women in crisis, whether these women went through...

Jun 20, 2019

 We sit down with James Beard Nominee chef Oscar Diaz and the owner of the Cortez Raleigh, Charlie Ibarra. Oscar tells the story of sneaking back into Mexico on a research trip. Chef Oscar’s story symbolizes both his and Charlie's mission of fusing the flavors and culture of Mexico with the produce and bounty of...

Jun 13, 2019

This might be the most important episode ever. Make more money, make food taste better, oh and save the world. If 10% more of the worlds farms would practice regenerative agriculture, it literally would save the world.

This episode explores the evolution of American farming and why the industry has become so...

Jun 6, 2019

 Here's why you want to listen to this episode;

You will find out how to become an effective leader and also learn the following:

Learn about the potato salad divide

How you should choose mayonnaise

How to easily make the most delicious Mexican corn that has ever graced your lips.

How to become an executive chef.