100 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

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    • 4.6 • 99 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.

    Finding Work/Life Balance In A Cloud of Southern Smoke

    Finding Work/Life Balance In A Cloud of Southern Smoke

    "On a very special episode" of the NC F&B, the guys sit down with Matthew Register & Rodolfo Sandoval and discover how to find work/life balance in the restaurant industry. Here's some things discovered and discussed;
    How do you organize your weekly schedule? Who to have as a support system? When to schedule family time? What is a "tweezer chef" and a Pibil Taco? Why you should care even if you don't have a family?  
     
    Support our Sponsors:
    Need a Gig? Go to GigPro NCFB! and get your first gig, free of charge, from GigPro!
    SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee!
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Think Differently About Dessert
    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 

    • 57 min
    Solving The Restaurant Staffing Epidemic With Gigpro

    Solving The Restaurant Staffing Epidemic With Gigpro

    Do you need more staff? Gigpro is to restaurant staffing what Airbnb is to lodging or Uber to transportation and Tinder to...eh disregard that last comparison. Chef Ben Ellsworth felt the problems from the beginning of the staffing epidemic, a light bulb went off on how to solve it and now the solution is at the tip of your fingers!
    Listen in to hear how you can better your business or your career. Also learn:
    The entrepreneurial spirit of florists Why every restaurant person should read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential What will attract a new labor force? Need a Gig? Go to GigPro NCFB! and get your first gig, free of charge, from GigPro!
    Support our Sponsors:
    SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee!
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Think Differently About Dessert
    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 

    • 55 min
    Devil's Foot Beverages

    Devil's Foot Beverages

    Ben Colvin is bringing craft brewing to soda! Whether or not you’re partaking in Dry January, you can get down with @devilsfootbrew nonalcoholic beverages (word on the street is they make a pretty good mixer too…)! On this episode, we sit down with founder Ben Colvin to chat about his background in wilderness therapy and conservation. We also learn how Ben transitioned into making nonalcoholic beverages and where the name Devil’s Foot comes from. Actually the process of making DB Brews is very similar to making beer. Tune in to hear more!
     
     
     
    Support our Sponsors:
    SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee!
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Think Differently About Dessert
    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 

    • 56 min
    The Best of of 2021

    The Best of of 2021

    2021 was an extremely challenging year, yet it proved to be quite fruitful. Max and Matt recap a year of new heights on the pod, the realization of new businesses and the creation of annual events.
    While Matt and Max have come to the realization that neither of them are  Barbara "Wawa" Walters, it turns out that people feel very comfortable talking with them and sharing their true feelings. 
    Au revoir 2021, Bon Jour 2022!
     
    Support our Sponsors:
    SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee!
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Think Differently About Dessert
    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 

    • 38 min
    Queeny's of Durham

    Queeny's of Durham

    Queeny's is a place for the community of Durham.
    Imagine a "gastropub" located in the heart of Durham, that is a community center. Queeny's is not only great food and drink but there are events like book clubs and live podcasts!
    Sean Umstead, Michelle Vanderwalker and King Kenney are the royal triumvirate of behind Kingfisher, Queeny's and soon to be Queen Burger! Sean heads food and drink, Michelle is the design factor and King is leading events and it all works.
    Also in this episode learn what momofukation is and if Max Trujillo has been naughty or nice this year?
     
    Support our Sponsors:
    Holiday Champagne Seminar and Tasting with Matthew Weiss!! click the link SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee!
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Think Differently About Dessert
    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 

    • 52 min
    Maple Leafs, Hockey and BBQ... We have a Canadian Visitor!

    Maple Leafs, Hockey and BBQ... We have a Canadian Visitor!

    Sometimes a little perspective is all you need to snap it all into focus. A BBQ obsessed Canadian e-mailed us from Edmonton, Alberta with an NC itinerary for the ages.
    https://www.pittcountybbq.com
    Peter Zukiwski of Pitt County BBQ has been studying NC BBQ for years to understand the beauty and technique of what makes the Old North State so special. Peter traveled to NC to visit all of the best producers in the state and dropped by the studios to talk about it. Listen to a one on one interview with Max and Peter as they talk about the various styles of what makes NC unique in the scope of BBQ across the land. 
    Support our Sponsors:
    The official Vodka of the NC F&B Podcast: Blue Shark Vodka https://www.bluesharkvodka.com, all the taste without the bite!
    SPOT ON spoton.com Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com
    Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee! https://www.joevangogh.com
    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Think Differently About Dessert
    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 or matt@ncfbpodcast.com 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

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!

RufusFan ,

Informative & engaging

I learn something new every week — and I laugh! Matt’s candor and thoughtful questions offer insights into the best dining of North Carolina.

⛳️🏌️ ,

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!

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