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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.

NC F&B Podcast North Carolina Food & Beverage

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    • 4.6, 73 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

TheKrakenLauren ,

the coolest co-hosts

Love learning about NC's food and beverage scene from Max and Matt, easily the most entertaining podcast hosts I've yet to hear. The conversations are also super informative yet very entertaining! I always look forward to who will be on the podcast next. 10/10 recommend!

Lidror ,

Out-of-Touch and Homogeneous

The stated purpose of the F&B Podcast is to take listeners “behind the scenes to tell the stories of the people who contribute to the food and beverage industry of NORTH CAROLINA.”

Obviously, the hosts know nothing about NC’s geography, culture, or people because after listening to every podcast from 9-19 through 11-19, I realized that every SINGLE INTERVIEW was conducted with someone representing urban NC (Charlotte, Asheville, etc.) and/or the greater Raleigh area (within 30 minutes of the city limits) and/or was Anglo.

For the record, Eastern NC “contributes to the food and beverage industry of NC” too. Additionally, Eastern NC DOES have restaurants. Eastern NC DOES have wineries. Eastern NC DOES have culture. And IF you would occasionally leave your privileged urban bubble, you might actually realize that. Even the interview on “trusting your farmer” made NO attempt to find a representative from the eastern part of OUR STATE.

Eastern NC is a beautiful place with wise and wonderful people, but we are hurting and, to make matters worse, we are often forgotten. Many of OUR state’s residents have never completely recovered from the devastation of Hurricanes Floyd, Florence, Dorian, and Matthew. In many places, our populations are declining. Many family farms have closed or have been gobbled-up by factory farms. Our small businesses are struggling and our small towns are becoming “health care deserts.”

I bet you’d be shocked to learn that many pockets of eastern NC still don’t have cable or Internet access (for example, Greene County). Try starting or maintaining a small business without it. Additionally, in rural NC, public transportation is often nonexistent or very limited. Imagine the challenge of earning a college degree or keeping a job without reliable transportation.

And yet you have chosen to focus ALL of your efforts on the very parts of the state where the industry, infrastructure, wide-spread public transportation, commerce, higher education, and political power are focused (and, as a result, inaccessible to practically everyone else).

In addition to ignoring the folks of rural NC, how many people “of color” have been given the opportunity to be featured on your podcast? Don’t forget that they “contribute to the food and beverage industry of NORTH CAROLINA” too. Or did your elitist bubble keep you from realizing that fact as well?

No matter what the cause for your narrow focus, SHAME ON YOU!!!

Based on the preceding, I HIGHLY recommend that you A). Change your stated mission or B). Occasionally leave your elitist, urban bubble and spend time with some “real folks,” your “Eastern NC Cousins,” and with people who aren’t exactly “like you.” You will likely enjoy the experiences and may actually learn something in the process.

LASullivan ,

Every episode is informative and fun!

Absolutely love this NC resource...keep it up guys! From New Bern, North Carolina ❤️

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