273 episodes

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

    • Food
    • 4.6 • 89 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.

    Bridgerton? No Brij Empowering Small Business

    Bridgerton? No Brij Empowering Small Business

    Imagine you as a business owner had a (Gaelic for bridge) to your audience/customers that they would actually cross to meet you? Matt and Max sit down with the gents from Brij who know how to create that, here's what they learned; How to Empower Small Business with Big Dreams Why social media has become a pay to play scenario What the small business owner can do to collaborate and thus circumvent the pay to play options. Hey you small business owner, listen in, it will help you!   Support our Sponsors: is an innovative initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.  Think Differently About Dessert Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 47 min
    Wonderful Wines of Wilkes County With Raffaldini & Elkin Creek Vineyards

    Wonderful Wines of Wilkes County With Raffaldini & Elkin Creek Vineyards

    Max and Matt continue their tour of Wilkes County! Here's what they learned; Jay Raffaldini of Vineyards specializes in Italian-style dry white and red wines. How Jay tbrought to Louis Jeroslow of ! helped elevate the property in 2001 and in addition to wine offers up some pretty dank brick-oven pizzas that they prepare from scratch every Sunday. Why moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains Tune in to learn more about these  wineries! Support our Sponsors: Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 1 hr 4 min
    American Single Malt Whiskey From Virginia Distillery Co.

    American Single Malt Whiskey From Virginia Distillery Co.

    Max had a serendipitous moment when traveling to in Virginia which introduced him to and .  Here's what the Max and Matt learned; Who is What does it mean to be single malt whiskey How to artfully blend whiskey Why is a muse When should we conduct a Scotch vs American single malt blind tasting ala Support our Sponsors: Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 56 min
    Apple Brandy Beef and Amalfi's of Wilkesboro

    Apple Brandy Beef and Amalfi's of Wilkesboro

    Max and Matt continue their tour through Here's what they discovered: is a 100+ year old cattle farm that dry ages the entire carcass.  What are best practices for marbling beef and why that's important. Did you know that Wilkes is the largest corn producing county in the state? BTW, the cows love it! - taught us how to balance what a chef wants to cook (fresh seafood/Napoli cuisine) vs what the guests want/ expect (central Italian cuisine) The best way to cook Octopus Why an Italian immigrant who happens to be a talented chef, ended up in Wilkes County.     Support our Sponsors: Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 52 min
    Cigars Paired With Craft Cocktail @ The Vintage Charlotte

    Cigars Paired With Craft Cocktail @ The Vintage Charlotte

    This episode gets smoky as we discuss the modern cigar lounge. Here's what we learned; Which cocktails go with which cigars? Where do the best cigars come from? What is a Catador? When you leave a cigar lounge how can you not not reek of cigar smoke? How do you decide what type of cigar you would like?     Support our Sponsors: Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 44 min
    It's In The Cosmos at Stardust Cellars

    It's In The Cosmos at Stardust Cellars

    Max and Matt journeyed to and discovered some absolute gems! Here's what they found in this episode; The man the myth the legend , owner, winemaker, brew master and Mead Maker of ! The only bio-dynamic farm in North Carolina. How to be cooler and more bohemian than Brooklyn, NY Why is North Carolina perfectly suited for growing certain plants. What the heck is anyway? How is truly made?  ? Nico might be the next , so pay attention to this episode.         Support our Sponsors: Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! And listen to your Boss... and don't forget to use the promo code: "ncfbpodcast" for 10% off your purchase on Amazon.com The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about the show, contact:  or  

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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What a great podcast!

I just finished listening to the December 10, 2020 podcast featuring author and ESPN personality Wright Thompson talk about his book “Pappyland”. What a fascinating conversation! It inspired me to buy and read the book. I definitely will be catching on the rest of your episodes!

Charris2712 ,

So helpful for a Newbie!

I love listening to the NC F & B Podcast when I’m making tons of salsa in the kitchen! As a newbie to the food scene in Raleigh it’s been so helpful to me as far as what it takes to run a business & the best food in NC. Thanks so much y’all for keeping me informed! Mama’s Salsa will pay a visit one day!💕🍅🌶🔥🥑

Eric Tansey ,

If you’re in the industry

What a great tool for those of us who are in or follow the food and beverage community. The information is valuable and pertinent all the while entertaining. Cheers !

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