NC F&B Podcast

NC F&B Podcast

Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture.

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Chris Bower schools us on: The ghost story of Eda Rhyne. The wealth of bio-diversity in North Carolina. His penchant for finding plants containing medicinal benefits and why he distills them. What is a cochineal beetle ? Have you ever heard of Rabarbaro? A new aperitivo arriving... Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Sep 17

58 min

We talked to a legend in Chef David Burke & here's what we learned: The secret behind Chef Burke's patented pink Himalayan sea salt dry aging beef technique. How to build a culinary empire lose it and rebuild it. What was it like to participate in Top Chef Masters. How the old school chef evolves into modern day restaurateur. Who is Lefto? Why are "celebrity chefs" targeting North Carolina for their new restaurants?     Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Sep 10

57 min

We sat down with the wonderful human beings Kyle and Heather Sutton of Bestow Baked Goods. Here's what we learned; The difference between American Butter Cream and Italian American Butter Cream Why you need to read The Flavor Bible and how r&d will make you much better at your job! What you need in your home kitchen is MSG or "Accent." Why proximity brings empathy. The reason sweet potato donuts make so much sense.   Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Sep 3

63 min

We sat down with Wyatt and Ryan to get to know what makes their BBQ different. Here is what we learned: Both Wyatt and Ryan came to BBQ from white collar jobs, Wyatt was in Law school at UNC (he left the law for slaw.) & Ryan was in finance at Morgan Stanley. Ryan knows how to raise a hog! Wyatt knows how to pick a quality hog. We learn the definition of BBQ and all it's intricacies. What wine goes with BBQ? The reason that North Carolina is so special when it comes to food and agriculture. What Wyatt's BBQ in Raleigh is going to be like.     Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Aug 27

54 min

We zoomed with 5 time JBF Award semi-finalist for Best Chef South East, owner of Rhubarb and Benne On Eagle, Chef John Fleer.  Here's what we learned; What is Appalachian cooking. What it means to truly be a craftsman. The definition of a wonderful human being (in addition to being a great chef) Who put Blackberry Farm on the map and why it became a Relais Chateau What is Ogbonna Who is Hannan Shabazz What is Peri peri We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as Matt and Max did.     Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Aug 20

62 min

Jason Howard is an innovator. He looks at a town, he thinks about the type of place that he would like to frequent and if it's not in that town, he builds it. Here's what we learned: What can restaurants in Raleigh do to survive covid. How simplicity well executed is magical, example good beer & amazing hot dogs= The Cardinal Bar. How to make the best hot dog in town and what bun that belongs in. What's coming next from the mind of Mr. Howard. Why 1500 square feet is the biggest a restaurant/bar needs to be.         Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Aug 13

65 min

We chatted with Joel Mcloskey the CEO of Four Saints Brewing in Asheboro and here's what we learned; What is a classic style of beer How to do your own canning. How to go from a school teacher to brewery owner. How to convince your wife or partner to let you leave your job to open a brewery. How to turn a dry county into a wet city. What to do when you are finished at the Asheboro zoo.     Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Aug 6

55 min

Norse Brewing Company is realizing the dreams of brewer Brad Wynn and owner Chris Jorgensen. Here's what we learned: Large Danes can drink like no other. Work hard in another industry and then realize your dream. Sometimes owning a building is less expensive than leasing. The history of classic brewing recipes. How to balance your wants with those of your customers, think beer cheese. The logistics of beer distribution.           Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jul 30

62 min

On this episode the one and only @jennricewrites, a highly social, internationally known food writer who, before the pandemic, traveled all over the world to write about food, wine, hotels and more! Sounds like a pretty great life, right? Before her days traveling and eating great food, we learn that Jenn worked in PR and copy writing in New York City, before moving out west with a former hubby. However, her success in culinary writing came from the South, and so she moved back to North Carolina in 2018, where her career really took off. In this episode we talk to Jenn about what life is really like as a traveling food journalist (it’s actually a lot harder than you may think). Tune in!       Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jul 23

48 min

The restaurant business these days is muddled with confusion. We sat down with owner Sean Degnan, Chef Drew Smith and Freelance Writer Jenn Rice to make some sense of it. Here's what we learned: Ceviche proper cook times What is the kō än community hub What is the most fair way for restaurant workers to be compensated & should back of the house and front of the house workers have the same pay structure What it's like to and why align yourself with a legendary restaurant Where did $2.13 minimum wage come from   Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Hungry Harvest use NCFB30 promo code for 30% off!!!! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jul 16

45 min

Giorgios Bakatsias is a James Beard Awarded restaurateur and a passionate man. Here's what we learned from him; How one can include large amounts of information and knowledge into one question answered yet, skillfully answer the question. Much like Giorgios' answers his food is layered with flavor and conclusions. How to make wine, "become the grape." Every restaurant has a soul and knows what it's supposed to be. Giorgios' penchant for hiring/discovering great chefs. Why there aren't any Greek diners in North Carolina? How being a midfielder in "futbol" helped him to see the world in 360 degrees.      Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jul 9

57 min

The next stop on our unofficial barbecue tour is @morrisbarbeque in Hookerton, NC! This episode features William Morris, his daughter Ashley and her husband Ryan Godley, and Pete Kindem of @originalgrills (also a barbecue expert and super fan of the podcast!). Throughout everything that’s happened this year, we still believe that 2020 is the year of barbecue, and Morris Barbeque is just one example of that. We talk to William Morris about why the restaurant is only open on Saturdays, their unique pit room and their 7-hour-long cooking process. Tune in for more!   Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jul 2

56 min

"Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life."- Mark Twain Some are persistent enough to create their own work/love scenario reality such as Roy Cloud and Mike Daniels.  Here's what we learned: How to get a job that allows you to travel to France and drink wine. How to start a wine import company of the highest integrity and quality. What is happening in the world of imported wines regarding tariffs, Covid-19 and exciting regions. How to write a book about a trip that incorporates burgundy and a father's near fatal accident. This was the article referenced in the pod- https://winereviewonline.com/franz_on_vintage_59_imports.cfm   Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jun 25

53 min

What does it take to start a food hall? How about opening a food hall in the middle of a global pandemic? Find out what @adairm13 of @durhamfoodhall did to be different. We talk to Adair about why she and millions of people love food halls? How she chose a location and vendors for her own food hall, as well as the inspiration behind the building design.  Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jun 18

64 min

This is an inspirational story about a family who used culture, ethnicity, old fashioned hard-work and stick-to-itiveness to create a successful business and beautiful food. Here's what we learned: How to create a food truck and a restaurant with no background in the hospitality industry. What is Puerto Rican food? What is Mofongo? Whats the difference between an empanada and a pastelillos? What happens when your sick of cleaning a ballast tank? How to follow your dreams. How your children inspire you. How a great couple works together.         Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jun 11

86 min

Amidst protests, riots and racial injustice,  Chef owners Ricky Moore of Saltbox in Durham, Michael Bowling of Hotbox NC in Charlotte and Sherif Fouad of Raleigh Raw join the pod to make some sense of it all. Here is what was learned; A small understanding of what it's like to be a black person in America and in a professional kitchen. What it's like to be privileged.  What is a micro-aggression. Silver linings of the Raleigh riots. Ideas of how white people can be an ally to Black People at this time. Follow this link to support Black owned businesses: https://www.foodcravingz.com/post/black-owned-restaurants-food-trucks-and-food-markets-in-the-triangle       Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

Jun 5

62 min

Sebastian Zuccardi sees the wine business as such;  "Some wineries go to the market see what is popular and then they go make wines to meet that demand. Other wineries (Zuccardi) look at their terroir and make wine that the land dictates, then go to market to educate consumers on what they do." In this episode we learned; Why Malbec has become so popular and delicious and how it's much more complex than you think. Why Sebastian Zuccardi is so driven to make wines that tell the story of his land. How to and why to, introduce your children to wine at a young age. Did you know Mendoza is a cool climate, high altitude, dessert? How to make wine in high elevation. Why some of the best chardonnay in the world right now is coming from Argentina.     We made WINE with Botanist & Barrel and have a virtual tasting on May 28th at 7pm EST. We'd love to open the bottle together with our NC F&B Community, SO click the link to order the wine in time to have for our tasting: GET WINE HERE   Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo& Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

May 28

71 min

Hydroponics!.. lettuce that is. We chat with Mary Cove, co-founder and co-owner of @blue_thumb_farms, about what the heck hydroponics is, how it’s useful and how it differs from traditional soil farming. You’ll be surprised to know that hydroponics is more sustainable and actually uses less water than traditional farming! Learn more by tuning in tomorrow!   We made WINE with Botanist & Barrel and have a virtual tasting on May 28th at 7pm EST. We'd love to open the bottle together with our NC F&B Community, SO click the link to order the wine in time to have for our tasting: GET WINE HERE           Follow the show @ncfbpodand hosts at Max Trujillo& Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

May 21

54 min

We made WINE with Botanist & Barrel and have a virtual tasting on May 28th at 7pm EST. We'd love to open the bottle together with our NC F&B Community, SO click the link to order the wine in time to have for our tasting: GET WINE HERE   In this week's episode Jeff Bramwell is a true renaissance man of wine, business and photography. Here's what Jeff, Max and Matt chatted about; Earning the title as "the worlds worst self promoter." Buying wines that he likes but that guests of Matt Kelly's restaurants will love. Writing the book that pairs burgers with wine- Vinoburger The photography of vineyards. The Secret of how to stay healthy & lean while working in the food and wine business. Opening the Raleigh Wine Shop. Selling wine to the Raleigh Wine Shop.     Follow the show @ncfbpodand hosts at Max Trujillo& Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com   

May 14

54 min

We made WINE with Botanist & Barrel and have a virtual tasting on May 28th at 7pm EST. We'd love to open the bottle together with our NC F&B Community, SO click the link to order the wine in time to have for our tasting: GET WINE HERE 5Church's Patrick Whalen & Jamie Lynch Listen in to find out; how you achieve a 360 degree view of restaurant from Patrick Whalen Hear about Chef Jamie Lynch’s controversial turn on Top Chef What are the differences from opening a restaurant in Charleston vs Charlotte vs Nashville? And, F*&k chicken! How do you balance a menu with your poppy hits vs your heartfelt artistic ballads Why having every word of The Art of War by Sun Tzu on your ceiling is essential Follow the show @ncfbpodand hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com 

May 7

61 min

If you were a Game of Thrones fan, you know it was nearly impossible for a non-noble to realize his dream. Brandon Sharp did, from Cali to North Cackalacki Topics discussed in this episode include; The importance of Michelin stars and the stress they create Working at the French Laundry The inner workings of the CIA Starting out as a busboy in a Chi-chi’s Achieving California dreams and then giving them up for North Carolina Should a burger be on the menu at a fancy restaurant? Purchasing power of great chef’s The differences between east coast chef's & west coast chef's ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! Get home food delivery from Inland Seafood by shopping at https://domesticseafood.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com or matt@ncfbpodcast.com  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 30

60 min

Innovation and sticktoitiveness are just a few words that come to mind when you consider what these 4 businesses are doing to battle against Covid-19. This episode shines a light on four Triangle-area food industry professionals who are stepping things up during quarantine to provide for the community. We talk to Jacob Boehm of Snap Pea about how he cooked Passover dinner for 50 plus family and friends on his own dime and continues to pay his salaried employees.  Chef Jake Wood of Lawrence BBQ talks about what it’s like to roll out a new business in a curbside capacity. Neal Benefield of Hawthorne & Wood  discusses about how they’ve pivoted their fine dining menu into one that makes sense for takeout. We then go to downtown Cary where Chef Christoper "coco' Lopez  and GM Hayden Hall of Postmaster tell us why they changed their entire concept into @govt.cheeseburger. Make sure to tune in tomorrow to hear more! Oh, and there might be a Brisket Block Party in the future!       ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 23

59 min

Steve Palmer is a beacon lighting the way for how restaurants should be run. Steve creates an environment that is employee centered. Indigo Road Hospitality has 24 restaurants across the south that have all become integral parts of their community. On top of running restaurants, Steve created Ben's Friends a restaurant industry support system for those struggling with addiction. Oh, and by the way he's also a two time JBF award nominee for outstanding restaurateur! This is more than worth the listen!   If you want to buy a gift card to help Indigo Road employees, 100% of the purchase goes to the employees while Indigo Road bears the actual cost of the meal: theindigoroad.com/giftcards/ If you are struggling with addiction and you are in the food and beverage industry: bensfriendshope.com/ Get Steve Palmer's book 'Say Grace: How the Restaurant Business Saved My Life' https://www.amazon.com/Say-Grace-Restaurant-Business-Saved-ebook/dp/B07ZQW2XSB   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 16

58 min

Anthony Scalabrino, founder of @oakcityamarettoco, joins us to give you a little break from coronavirus-related content and to appreciate how awesome our previously "normal" lives. We talk to Anthony about how he got the signature amaretto recipe from his Sicilian grandmother, who brought the family recipe over to Michigan where Anthony grew up. (Fun fact - His badass grandma also worked in the Keebler factory!) Anthony also gives us the basic formula and process for making amaretto and generously lets us add some into our coffee while we chat (a fantastic combo, btw). Might we recommend a splash in your own coffee tomorrow morning while you listen?... We’re in quarantine, who cares! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fun Instagram Follows:  Lydia Santogade for great food ideas and hilarious movie reviews and dating drama @lydiasantogade Kingfisher in Durham is doing fantastic virtual Happy Hours most nights. Follow them @kingfisherdurm  Raleigh Magazine for great live chef demos. Follow them @raleighmagazine Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 9

57 min

This episode features 9 captains of our the culinary industry from all over the state. Max and Matt brought these fine folks together with the hope of finding some light at the end of the Corona Virus tunnel. Guests include Real Estate Developer Marty Kotis/Greensboro, Mike Lee of M Restaurants/Durham, Chef Travis Myers formerly of Willow in Winston Salem, Chef Jeff Bacon of Providence /Winston Salem, Leah Howard of Cultivated Cocktails/Asheville, Ben and Gabe Barker of Pizzeria Mercato, Billy Mellon of Manna/Wilmington. How to apply for the loan discussed click here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 7

57 min

As close as you can get to drinking from a cow's utters. Cream on top and no homogenization, that's the key to Ranlew Dairy's milk! In this episode, we find out how the price of milk came to be, what happened to all the dairy farms and who is the best square dancer in the Trujillo family. Also, remember when the milkman use to deliver? Most of you probably don't but find out what happened to that anyway. Pull up a cold glass and tune in!    ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Apr 2

54 min

We welcome Jill Donovan, the leading lady behind Donovan's Dish. You might recognize the name from the AMAZING shrimp and grits they brought to our This Is Not A Happy Hour event two weeks ago. (Yes, we still think about it almost every day.) During the episode,  we talk to Jill about how coronavirus is affecting the catering and event industry, as well as what she’s personally doing at Donovan’s Dish to maintain a safe, non-contact “Dish to Door” delivery system. We also talk about her time in college studying fashion merchandising and how it set her up for the retail aspect of her business, the tanning salons she started with her mom called Jill’s Beach, and what a typical dinner at home looks like for her and her kids. Make sure to tune in tomorrow to hear the rest of our conversation! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 26

47 min

Our friend Bobby McFarland once worked for Chef Floyd Cardoz in New York. Floyd was Bobby's mentor and taught him how to be a great cook. On our journey to up north for "New York Week", Bobby reached out to Floyd to ask if we could interview him for our podcast. Not only did he agree, but he invited us to his home. His wife made us tea, we pet his dog, he gave us the best tasting asparagus from his garden. It was unreal.   Floyd Cardoz passed away today, reportedly from the COVID virus. Our hearts are broken and there is a sense of helplessness occurring. Our instinct is to remember Floyd today, by re-releasing our interview with him from August 2nd, 2018. Rest in Peace Chef...

Mar 25

55 min

It's night one of a 5-part series highlighting our studio/offices at The Kitchen, for the 2nd annual This is NOT a Happy Hour event series. The podcasts this week are more of a talk-show environment with people from all over the industry stopping by the podcast to chat about what they do and what's going on in the Food and Beverage community right now.  Why isn't this a Happy Hour? NC ABC Liquor laws do not allow alcohol to be discounted at any specific time during the day, thus we aren't allowed to have that magical discounted time from 4-7pm when people gather at their local eateries/bars to network, socialize or just satiate their bellies, at the end of a long workday.  It's a fun, short listen each day, packed with information and entertainment. Eat & Drink Merrily! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 20

33 min

Due to the government shutdown of restaurants and bars, we’d like to use our platform to bring our industry together for the purposes of solutions, shared ideas and community.  In a virtual town-hall format, we speak with about 10-15 leaders in the community such as: Lynn Minges of the NCRLA, to Chefs Teddy Diggs, Beth Littlejohn, Jake Wood, as well as Russell Solovay and Brian Hudson of Sysco Foods, Melissa Katrincic of Durham Distillery, Kevin Barrett of Dram & Draught, Chris Roche of Triangle Wine Company, Candice Herriott of Something ELSE About Food, Forrest Mason, Kristin Baughman Taber of Tabletop Media and David Shaner of Offline Media, Trish Wytek and the Professor and Mary-Ann... here on the NC F&B Podcast! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 19

57 min

It's night one of a 5-part series highlighting our studio/offices at The Kitchen, for the 2nd annual This is NOT a Happy Hour event series. The podcasts this week are more of a talk-show environment with people from all over the industry stopping by the podcast to chat about what they do and what's going on in the Food and Beverage community right now.  Why isn't this a Happy Hour? NC ABC Liquor laws do not allow alcohol to be discounted at any specific time during the day, thus we aren't allowed to have that magical discounted time from 4-7pm when people gather at their local eateries/bars to network, socialize or just satiate their bellies, at the end of a long workday.  It's a fun, short listen each day, packed with information and entertainment. Eat & Drink Merrily! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 19

24 min

It's night one of a 5-part series highlighting our studio/offices at The Kitchen, for the 2nd annual This is NOT a Happy Hour event series. The podcasts this week are more of a talk-show environment with people from all over the industry stopping by the podcast to chat about what they do and what's going on in the Food and Beverage community right now.  Why isn't this a Happy Hour? NC ABC Liquor laws do not allow alcohol to be discounted at any specific time during the day, thus we aren't allowed to have that magical discounted time from 4-7pm when people gather at their local eateries/bars to network, socialize or just satiate their bellies, at the end of a long workday.  It's a fun, short listen each day, packed with information and entertainment. Eat & Drink Merrily! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 18

26 min

It's night one of a 5-part series highlighting our studio/offices at The Kitchen, for the 2nd annual This is NOT a Happy Hour event series. The podcasts this week are more of a talk-show environment with people from all over the industry stopping by the podcast to chat about what they do and what's going on in the Food and Beverage community right now.  Why isn't this a Happy Hour? NC ABC Liquor laws do not allow alcohol to be discounted at any specific time during the day, thus we aren't allowed to have that magical discounted time from 4-7pm when people gather at their local eateries/bars to network, socialize or just satiate their bellies, at the end of a long workday.  It's a fun, short listen each day, packed with information and entertainment. Eat & Drink Merrily! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 17

29 min

It's night one of a 5-part series highlighting our studio/offices at The Kitchen, for the 2nd annual This is NOT a Happy Hour event series. The podcasts this week are more of a talk-show environment with people from all over the industry stopping by the podcast to chat about what they do and what's going on in the Food and Beverage community right now.  Why isn't this a Happy Hour? NC ABC Liquor laws do not allow alcohol to be discounted at any specific time during the day, thus we aren't allowed to have that magical discounted time from 4-7pm when people gather at their local eateries/bars to network, socialize or just satiate their bellies, at the end of a long workday.  It's a fun, short listen each day, packed with information and entertainment. Eat & Drink Merrily! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Our newest sponsor ehungry.com! Join up with their services and receive a free 60 day grace period and only 1.9% of sales after that! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 16

38 min

Cooking in the South doesn't necessarily mean being from the South. Vivian takes her experience and credibility from "A Chef's Life "and uses it to shed light on other cultures that have brought their food to the south. Listen into this show and watch "Somewhere South", you might not find it all that dissimilar. Hand-pies, porridge, dumplings and more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org Try eHungry for your restaurant's mobile & online ordering.  Free setup, free 60 day trial and only 1.9% per order after! www.ehungry.com/ncfb  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 10

54 min

On the outside Videri Chocolate Factory and Sam Ratto were the preeminent small family business. On the inside something very different was happening. In April 2019 Sam was named CEO of The Year, in May he was too depressed to get out of bed. Click in to find out how Sam put ego and depression aside in order to put his business and family back on the path to success. Huge credit goes to Zingermans Zing Train and this very podcast for helping Sam to connect with his new better half! Be, Rather than seem... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Try eHungry for your restaurant's mobile & online ordering.  Free setup, free 60 day trial and only 1.9% per order after! www.ehungry.com/ncfb  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 four years ago and works as a wine distributor. Eat & Drink Merrily!

Mar 5

71 min

One guy 6 businesses. 2 careers, one in the air force and one as a hospitality entrepreneur. 6 years of sobriety, 1 Bartender of The Year Award and a wonderful deep raspy voice that would render Harvey Fierstein jobless, to tell you about it all!  Jon Seelbinder, is the owner and creator of Local Icon Hospitality in Raleigh, NC. Lets just say Jon lives up to the title of his company. Tune in to find out what it's like to create a mini hospitality empire. Also find out what it's like to maintain that empire during crisis.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Try eHungry for your restaurant's mobile & online ordering.  Free setup, free 60 day trial and only 1.9% per order after! www.ehungry.com/ncfb  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For questions, comments and booking, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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. Eat & Drink Merrily!

Feb 27

60 min

What is going on inside the head of Chef Sunny Gerhart? Sunny turned the tragedy of his dad's death into the beginning of a culinary career. Download this episode to learn about New Orleans styled cuisine, North Carolina Oysters and how to conceive and create your own restaurant.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Feb 20

59 min

Bad boys, bad boys 'whatchu gonna do when they rum for you...?This episode features Eric Tansey, founder and owner of Instill Distilling Company in Visit Johnston County ! Eric tells us that the most important values the distillery tries to instill are hard work and putting family first, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle - no “take shots and get wild” action here. We also talk to Eric about how he, along with two friends, built the distillery from the ground up using YouTube videos, and how opening it conflicted with his former position as a Raleigh police officer. Tune in tomorrow to hear all of Eric’s riveting story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at Max Trujillo & Matthew Weiss Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Feb 13

76 min

Nancy Irelan left a cushy corporate and sunny California job with E&J Gallo. Why did Nancy leave? Nancy and her husband Mike  wanted to touch the dirt, and see grape vines again. They gave up sunny California for the cool and glacial winds of Western New York's Finger Lakes Region to make wine.  In 2005 Nancy and her husband began Red Tail Ridge Winery. In the last 14 years not only has Nancy notched a James Beard Award nomination, additionally titans of the wine industry have followed on Nancy's heels to make wine in the finger lakes. Folks such as Paul Hobbs, Johannes Selbach, Louis Barruol and more.  Learn about Pinot Noir Pet-Nat, grape genetics and why riesling is so damn exciting!     ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Feb 6

58 min

Change the world through a hospitality lens.  Buddy Bengel (who could be the next Lieutenant Governor of NC) believes he can better North Carolina by attacking issues from a restaurant industry perspective. Learn about how and why to run for Lieutenant Governor. Hear how do we continue to evolve North Carolina.  We also learned: How delicious is butter syrup? Why, laying off the slider and hitting the first pitch fastball will make you a .500 hitter. Will cannabis help NC? Will liquor be privatized in NC? Why You must go to a Coastal Plain League baseball game.      ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Jan 30

47 min

We’re talking ~shop~ (grocery shopping that is) with Weaver Street Market’s merchandising manager James Watts! The market was founded in 1988 (Watts has been there since 1992) as a pioneer for modern grocery store co-ops that allowed duality of ownership between shoppers and workers. We speak to Watts about how Weaver Street Market creates an empowering workplace and engages consumers with interesting products. Tune in to hear more! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Jan 23

55 min

Today we feature legendary pitmaster Ed Mitchell and his son Ryan! Ed tells us that he got into the bbq business after making a whole hog for his mom one day for lunch at their mom and pop grocery store in Wilson, which quickly got the attention of customers and became incredibly popular even outside of town. Ed and Ryan went on to open The Pit, which delivered barbecue cooked in the way that it was traditionally done, creating a new market for meat in Raleigh and Durham. Tune in to hear more about the incredible father-son duo and their new venture, The Preserve! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!

Jan 16

68 min

The tide is beginning to rise for the Female winemaker and the women who own wineries. Find out from Imbibe Magazine's 2019 Wine Person of The Year, Amy Bess Cook on why that's important. This episode speaks to anyone who hasn't been given a fair/equal chance because of their gender, color or creed. Listen up and you will be aware. Once awareness sets in, get ready for action. One more treat for you, this episode is guest hosted by two of the top wine professionals in our fine state of NC, enjoy!     ________________________________________________________ Welcome our newest sponsor of the podcast, The Folks Foundation! Learn more here: https://www.folksfoundation.org And check out The Butchers Market! Your Neighborhood Butcher & Specialty Grocer. Providing premium meats, local products and excellent hospitality every day. https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Thirsty for a sweet bite? Well then, we've got your covered.  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com allows you to Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Jan 9

51 min

_________________________________________________________ Welcome our newest sponsor of the podcast, The Folks Foundation! Learn more here: https://www.folksfoundation.org And check out The Butchers Market! Your Neighborhood Butcher & Specialty Grocer. Providing premium meats, local products and excellent hospitality every day. https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Thirsty for a sweet bite? Well then, we've got your covered.  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com allows you to Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Jan 1

37 min

_________________________________________________________ Welcome our newest sponsor of the podcast, The Folks Foundation! Learn more here: https://www.folksfoundation.org And check out The Butchers Market! Your Neighborhood Butcher & Specialty Grocer. Providing premium meats, local products and excellent hospitality every day. https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Thirsty for a sweet bite? Well then, we've got your covered.  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com allows you to Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Dec 2019

43 min

It's not impactful enough to start a hyper local brewery using all local ingredients. Inspire and stimulate an entire southern brewer economy based on local agriculture, now that begins to scratch Sean Lilly Wilson's itch. If spending over $500k in local agriculture wasn't enough for Sean and Fullsteam, was spearheading the Pop The Cap Movement? What about being a 4 time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Beverage Professional? Multiple Good Food Awards? What makes Sean tic and what is next for him, click to listen and find out! _________________________________________________________ Welcome our newest sponsor of the podcast, The Folks Foundation! Learn more here: https://www.folksfoundation.org And check out The Butchers Market! Your Neighborhood Butcher & Specialty Grocer. Providing premium meats, local products and excellent hospitality every day. https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Thirsty for a sweet bite? Well then, we've got your covered.  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com allows you to Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Dec 2019

69 min

The true "Duke of Durham" lets us in on what happened during the Durham gas explosion. Chef Matt also lets us peek inside his brain for a few secrets to success; Use your imagination and write things down Take inspiration and learn lessons from your family Empower your employees Be aware of simple tasks Prepare your mental mise en place Thoughts on being a chef vs a restauranteur   _________________________________________________________ Welcome our newest sponsor of the podcast, The Butchers Market! Your Neighborhood Butcher & Specialty Grocer. Providing premium meats, local products and excellent hospitality every day. https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Thirsty for a sweet bite? Well then, wee've got your covered.  Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com allows you to Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Dec 2019

65 min

Listen in as Max and guest-hosts Bobby McFarland and Lauren Kruchten chat with Chef Chris Coleman of the soon-to-be-open The Goodyear House in Charlotte! Tune in tomorrow to hear our convo about Chris’s experiences cooking at The McNinch House, Asbury and Stoke, the evolution of Charlotte’s food scene and how The Goodyear House will contribute to the burgeoning NoDa neighborhood.   _________________________________________________________ We are proud welcome our newest sponsor to the show, Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com where you can Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Dec 2019

42 min

Open a steak house with a legendary chef, right next door to an illustrious performing arts center. The Weddington brothers did it! Listen in to find out what it likes to make a steakhouse fit the foodie culture of Durham, NC.  Also, all the answers to: How to properly brine a turkey. Who you should be rooting for, football wise on Thanksgiving? The never ending question of, what to drink with Thanksgiving?   __________________________________________________________ We are proud welcome our newest sponsor to the show, Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com where you can Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!    ___________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about 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&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/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 max@ncfbpodcast.com Eat & Drink Merrily!  

Nov 2019

70 min

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