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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

May 3, 2018

On the cusp of the James Beard Awards 2018 with Chef Katie Button.

Katie Button went from being a PHD candidate in biomedical engineering to becoming a finalist for a James Beard Award as best Chef Southeast! In this episode we identify the “aha” moment when Katie decided it was time to enter the culinary world! We learn about what it’s like to work with Jose Andres, and work at the best restaurant in the world El Bulli.

 As if that wasn’t enough we get the skinny on the next project Chef Button is working on and what she will he cooking at the JBF awards this coming Monday! Oh and finally we reveal the gender of her soon-to-be arriving second child.

 Wow, this episode has lots of info but, it’s just the beginning of our foray into the James Beard Awards extravaganza. Listen to this episode and follow along with us on all of our social media outlets in order to discover what its like to be a North Carolinian at the JBF awards!

Friends & Sponsors:


Social House Vodka

Meredith College Masters Program

Triangle Wine Company

Food Seen

Happy Hour Vitamins

Hungry Harvest

Larry's Coffee and 42 & Lawrence

Ramona Wine Coolers

Michael's English Muffins

Alley 26 Tonic

Hosts: Matthew Weiss & Max Trujillo

Producer: Max Trujillo

Announcer/House Voice: Brian Hoyle

Music: Max Trujillo

Marketing Management: Food Seen