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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 • 108 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.

    Margaux's: 32 Years of Culinary Innovation and Excellence

    Margaux's: 32 Years of Culinary Innovation and Excellence

    Having recently celebrated our nation's independence, this episode of the North Carolina Food and Beverage Podcast, celebrates 32 years of the independently owned Margaux's in Raleigh. The NC F&B Podcast, hosted by Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, speaks with owner Steve Horowitz and Chef Andrew Pettifer, as they discuss the restaurant's history, rooted in French Nouvelle cuisine, the pivoting to Pacific Rim and Thai fusion, and the challenges they faced, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode delves into their commitment to fresh, local, sustainable ingredients and the significance of adapting to customer preferences. Margaux's dedication to service, pivots through different trends, and personal connections within the community highlight its enduring success.
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    • 37 min
    Honoring Heroes: A 4th of July Special

    Honoring Heroes: A 4th of July Special

    The North Carolina Food and Beverage Podcast, hosted by Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, celebrates Independence Day by featuring veterans who have found new purposes after their service.
    From farming at the Veteran's Farm of North Carolina with Robert Elliott to competitive shooting with Memorial Three Gun Foundation's Jordan Comstock and Seth Amidon, the podcast highlights their journeys.
    Discussions range from agricultural challenges to thrilling three-gun match events supporting Gold Star families. With fun anecdotes, heartfelt gratitude, and insightful chats on veterans' transitions, the episode also recaps recent events like Bubbles and Brisket and their media shoutouts at the James Beard Awards. Tune in for a mix of humor, camaraderie, and philanthropy.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Caviar, Funyuns, Produce Aisles and Japanese TV: Chef Kevin Cottrell's Unusual Journey to Machete

    Caviar, Funyuns, Produce Aisles and Japanese TV: Chef Kevin Cottrell's Unusual Journey to Machete

    Max Trujillo and special guest host Amber Freeman, from CBS’ My Carolina, talk with Kevin Cottrell, the executive chef and partner of Machete in Greensboro. The episode delves into the backstory of Machete, which opened in February 2020 right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and evolved from a supper club. Cottrell discusses his culinary journey, the struggles and triumphs of opening a fine dining restaurant, and how the restaurant's menu balances elevated cuisine with accessibility by incorporating unique inspirations like junk food. The conversation also covers Cottrell's experiences working at high-profile restaurants, the creative freedom of his pop-up supper club days, and the challenges and rewards of introducing upscale dining to Greensboro. 
    We also get into their other venture, Yokai, which opened in September 2022 offering a casual Japanese dining experience. Max may bring up his Japanese commercial. Get ready. 
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    • 56 min
    James Beard Awards 2024 RECAP!

    James Beard Awards 2024 RECAP!

    Go behind the scenes and on the Red Carpet at the Lyric Auditorium in Chicago as we dive into the 2024 James Beard Awards! We're in town to support our NC nominated crews, such as Jamie Davis of the Hackney in Washington, NC, Crawford Hospitality for Outstanding Hospitality and Chef Dean Neff for Outstanding Chef.
    We take you inside, discuss what it takes to get nominated, what it's like backstage and how the city of Chicago embraces the biggest food event of the year! 
    Video Production by Forrest Mason
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    • 15 min
    Drink A Full Mug of Inspiration for the Soul

    Drink A Full Mug of Inspiration for the Soul

    Here comes a full mug of motivation! Listen to Co-Founder of 321 Coffee's Lindsay Wrege speak about the inspiring stories and seeing potential in people that don't always get the opportunity to rise against odds. Coffee shop + roaster employs individuals with disabilities and brings excellent coffee to the community!
    We also speak with special guest co-host, Chef Luis Zouain about his departure from Madre and his new culinary endeavors. 
    #StoriesThatInspire #PotentialUnleashed
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    • 41 min
    Take Some Time with Broad Branch Distillery

    Take Some Time with Broad Branch Distillery

    The best kept secret in Winston-Salem is Broad Branch Distillery - Until now. We tasted through the various whiskeys, ryes, and rums with Anna Windham and Donald Jenkins of Broad Branch Distillery. That was a memorable afternoon of tasting. And their commitment for flavors is quite inspiring. Listen in to hear how they started the distillery, the choices they made to keep their style unique and what future plans they have from growth in the heart of Winston-Salem.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

WolfpackRx ,

Every episode makes me want to go eat there

Max and Matt do a wonderful job of showcasing all the food and restaurant talent in NC. The podcast is very well done, too, great production

Thom Forke ,

Just What I Have Been Missing

I moved to the triangle from LA a couple years ago where I was really connected to the food industry and have really struggled to find that here in NC. This show gives me a sense of what I’ve been missing in how they talk inside baseball about the industry, weave connections between current and former guests, and dig deep into the stories of why people do what they do. It’s like having a local version of my favorite NPR show Good Food.

BenjaCol ,

Supporting F&B Employees

Thankful. As this pod continued to grow, I saw an even greater emphasis on the people of F&B in NC. Showcasing small businesses, entrepreneurs, producers, creators, servers, bars and restaurants means not just throwing love at venues but throwing respect and care for the people in the industry- from servers, bussers, barkeeps, BOH, farmers, product entrepreneurs, etc. Let’s keep the conversations going and building greater equity, living wage pay, small business and community support ! Well done y’all!

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