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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 31, 2018

Soft shell crabbing starts early in the morning. The alarm rang at 2:15am so Max and Matt could get to Colington, North Carolina and the Ablemarle sound (in the OBX NC) early enough that the water was still the right temperature. Additionally, crabbing is a very short season so you “gotta get while the gettin is good,” in order to capitalize on the product.


In this episode Chefs Bill Hartley and James Clarke of Postal Fish Company bring us into their world of highlighting the local fishermen and crabbers. Also, Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne, of Saint Jacques in Raleigh, joins the fray. It’s a crazy existence out their in WATER-WORLD and this episode gives you the goggles to see under the water. We learn the art of crab shedding. Most importantly, it becomes clear just how hard our local fisher-people work, the quality of seafood they provide and why it’s so important to support them.

Take a listen, learn and buy local!

Friends & Sponsors:

Social House Vodka

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