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The Story Of How To Be A Power Couple

By NC F&B Podcast

Nick and Rochelle Johnson have authored the fairytale, how you transition creative to corporate and have a successful marriage! Nick is a wild-man, he went from acupuncture in India and Australia to sailing a boat to Cuba and finally coming home to Durham to regenerate homes and neighborhoods. Rochelle provides the fortress of solitude where the ideas can rest and evolve in order to be effectively implemented with super strength. This power couple has created a commissary kitchen/event space, a brewery/tap room, a Ramen hotspot and a food truck! On top of their own businesses the Cookery has been the incubator for many other wonderful businesses for other aspiring entrepreneurs. Listen into to for blue print on how you and your special someone can be a creative force in your community!   Welcome our newest sponsor, Bestow Baked Goods, currently located in Fuquay-Varina but soon to open in Holly Springs! Follow them on Instagram @bestowbakedgoods Need legal help in the Food and Beverage industry? Reach out to the Forrest Firm and tell them Max and Matt referred you. Forrest Firm, Business Attorneys Across North Carolina Need wine & beer? Of course you do, get it at Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!  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. Max is a front-of-house vet/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts.  Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at or Eat & Drink Merrily!

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