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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.
 
James Beard Award-winning podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of restaurant kitchens through the stories of people that work in them. The restaurant industry is at a point where a lot of groundwork has been laid for change. But in order for change to happen, more conversations about gender, race, and privilege in the kitchen need to take place. Copper & Heat is focused on starting conversations like that with the people that are working through these issues in restaurant kitc ...
 
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A Whiskey Story-The Place - High Hampton, Cashiers, NC. The Itinerary: Bernheim Whiskey Sazerac Rye High West Double Rye Uncle Nearest 1884 Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrell "Dovetail Whiskey" There was Wheat whiskey, rye whiskey, straight bourbon, & more this episode is "grainful." Plus you have to hear about the insanely delicious chicken sando to l…
 
Unless you’ve seen the beauty at High Hampton for yourself, you’ll want reference photos for this podcast. We traveled to Cashiers, North Carolina for a luxurious stay @highhamptonnc and our words alone cannot convey how breathtaking the scenery is! This place isn’t just easy on the eyes, this inclusive resort includes Executive Chef Scott Franquez…
 
Have you wondered what it's like to be on Chopped, Chef Kevin Ruiz's Episode Sexy Feast aired on Wednesday May 11th 2022 and he tells all in this episode! Chef Ruiz also explains what is authentic Puerto Rican Food and how that will play in Bendito. Click in to find out how Bendito will change the Raleigh Dining Scene. Get yer ticket to Bubbles and…
 
You’ve heard a lot of the chefs we’ve interviewed talk about sourcing their food from local farmers; so we decided to talk with a NC farmer and finally learn what goes into growing the food we love to rave about! Chris Smith of @smithsnursery drove out from Johnston County to tell us about his produce greenhouse and how Matt can successfully grow c…
 
Have you heard of a small newspaper called The New York Times? Chief Wine Critic Eric Asimov joined Max & Matt to chat about how one gets to write about wine for a living and what that entails. Mr. Asimov gives us insight into what it's like to be one of the most influential and respected authorities on any subject. However, this episode will fast-…
 
Have you ever been to a concert, sporting event, or even Disney on Ice, and enjoyed a snack or two while you’re there? We bet you never thought about what goes on behind the scenes to bring you those brisket tacos (smoked in house) or gourmet hot dogs! The Vice President of Food and Beverage for the @pncarena stopped by The Kitchen, with a case of …
 
We sat down with Nick Dampf himself to talk about his transition from Cisco sales rep to a full-time pitmaster (a term Nick’s too humble to use).We learned: What do you get when you mix weekend pop-ups, Texas style BBQ, and a 2000 gallon smoker? Dampf Good BBQ of course! How to work on a behemoth smoker why the interest in pork steak is. Listen in …
 
It is impossible to describe ISH Delicatessen in a blurb, you must listen to get inside of how one becomes a mad scientist of sandwiches. Also; What the heck is in the fish melt? Which is the best mayo for which sandwich How did Boulted Bread help create the outstanding Rye Bread Where is Bay Cities Deli? Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that hel…
 
If you know the Durham food world, you know Chef Shane Ingram formerly of Foursquare, One and G2B! The Durham hotel had come together as a strong team after the departure of Andrea Reusing. How would a "big name" such as Shane fit into this humble team? Listen in to find out that and; Why the Food Network changed the world of Restaurants. When is t…
 
Chef Ricky Moore left behind the life of a Michelin Starred chef to open up a Seafood "Joint."- Saltbox Seafood Joint Listen in to find out why Ricky left his lofty position and the reason he's so smooth... Also in this episode- How you get to be a JBF finalist? Ricky's top hip-hop songs? What is a classic Fish Sandwich Support our Sponsors: SPOT O…
 
Max and Matt headed down to Charleston Wine & Food to chat with the movers and shakers of the culinary world! In this mini-sode Max caught up with Chef Joe Flamm of Top Chef Fame and Richard Gruica the maven of Croatian cooking. Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com …
 
Max and Matt headed down to Charleston Wine & Food to chat with the movers and shakers of the culinary world! In this mini-sode Max invited the 2021 NCFB POTY Preeti Waas to co-host. Max & Preeti caught up with Maneet Chauthan the Queen of Indian cuisine in America. Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-21…
 
Max and Matt headed down to Charleston Wine & Food to chat with the movers and shakers of the culinary world! In this mini-sode Max and Matt caught up with the pastry chef of Atlanta’s Miller Union Chef Claudia Martinez who is nominated for This years JBF Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that helps your business…
 
Max and Matt headed down to Charleston Wine & Food to chat with the movers and shakers of the culinary world! In this mini-sode Max and Matt caught up with Quentin Middleton an expert knife maker to some of the best chef’s in the biz. Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoto…
 
Max and Matt headed down to Charleston Wine & Food to chat with the movers and shakers of the culinary world! In this mini-sode Max & Matt caught up with Meg Bickford the first ever female executive chef of the culinary institution that is Commanders Palace of New Orleans! Support our Sponsors: SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya…
 
Part 2 of our conversation with Chef Scott Crawford. Family, cooking, motorcycles and guitars, are the pillars of Chef Scott Crawfords life. Despite coming close to death and nearly succumbing to addiction Chef Scott carved out a piece of the restaurant industry all for himself and his family! Chef Scott has recieved 5 JBF noms, owns 3 restaurants …
 
Family, cooking, motorcycles and guitars, are the pillars of Chef Scott Crawfords life. Despite coming close to death and nearly succumbing to addiction Chef Scott carved out a piece of the restaurant industry all for himself and his family! Chef Scott has recieved 5 JBF noms, owns 3 restaurants with a 4th coming yet there is still more he wants fr…
 
NC State's Dr. Joel Pawlak has created a pseudo DeLorean to bring whiskey into the future. If you love whiskey and spirits there is so mucht to consume in this episode! How to age spirits. What is white labeling Did you know that India is the largest whiskey drinking country in the world? What is Trap Music? Who is defining The American Single Malt…
 
The call of making Macaron's gave Allison & Carl Vick new meaning in life! Hear how they left their corporate lives behind to build a Macaron business and a family together! In this episode Max & Matt learned: What's the difference between a Macaron & a Macaroon Who is BTS Why baking with flour can be a challenge in North Carolina. How to make nixt…
 
How can formal education help your carreer in hospitality? Dr. Bob O’Halloran , the Director of the School Hospitality Leadership at @eastcarolinauniv.☠️ talks a about what it means to be a chef and how to run a restaurant. Bob's program teaches you hand on information such as how to actually make it in the industry. Tune in to get schooled and lea…
 
Here's a bonus episode and a simulcast of the new podcast Sound Palate with Kitty Kinnin of 96.1 BBB on the radio! Kitty sits down with our co-host of the NC F&B Podcast, Max Trujillo, to discuss his brand new food Hall, Craften - opening up in Knightdale, NC this Friday, Feb 11th. She also gets into Max's previous music career, how he and Matt Wei…
 
Saint James Seafood is ready to reopen despite unforseen barriers for a 3rd time. "Flavor is critical." Chef Matt talks about why Saint James is so important to the Durham community and why he had to get it back open! Also in this episode, chatter about how Matt became a Chef, is it ok to eat octopus and what pairs with sherry? Support our Sponsors…
 
Who-Jackie Morin is the Queen of Cotton Candy! Why- Cotton candy is a symbol of happiness, sweetness and color. When-Jackie walks into a room its like a disco ball went off. What- was the best quote from this episode, "grief is love perservering." Support our Sponsors: Need a Gig? Go to GigPro NCFB! and get your first gig, free of charge, from GigP…
 
"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" an…
 
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 he…
 
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…
 
The Copper & Heat Creative team has been busy this holiday season producing a new ASMR podcast for Tastemade and Mastercard. Each episode, a chef takes you through their favorite holiday recipes with lots of stories and sounds. So whatever you’re doing this holiday season, put on some headphones, sit back, get cozy, and listen to the soothing sound…
 
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…
 
Biridiana and Alondra Frausto of @fondalupitanc in Sanford, NC are one of @eater’s best 11 new restaurants in America this year! Fonda Lupita does not serve your typical Mexican fare, rather everything is made how their mom (Lupita) would make it at home (with recipes inspired by Queretaro Mexico where their mom is from). We talk about their journe…
 
Sam Hess will turn you into a "cookie monster!" Compelled to do something to help during the social unrest of June 2020 Sam decided she would use her baking talents to raise money for the Exoneration Initiative. Not only did this help the Black Lives Matter Movement but it proved to Sam that she could use her baking skills professionally. Sam figur…
 
Muscadine, we know this will elicit lots of feelings and opinions but the truth is, lots of folks like and buy these wines. Let's dive into why Muscadine sells. Hinnant Vineyards is one of the top producers of Muscadine wines in North Carolina! Muscadine is sweet yes. Muscadine is a group of grapes that is very comfortable in the humid summers of t…
 
Mike Shumake is an "ELI" (Extremely Large Individual) but not just in stature, Mike is large in personality and altruistic endeavors. It's very important to listen to this episode in order to understand: How Mike combats food insecurity Why Felicia Trujillo’s nickname is Hotfooted Henrietta Who's right in Max and Matt's battle over the best way to …
 
Brandon Bnice Shepard has discovered his culinary identity and its lucky for the citizens of the Emerald Isle, NC! Despite the grind of making world class BBQ, Brandon partners with his wife Elizabeth to run the front of the house and they stay close to their little girl by bringing her to work to stoke the fire! Listen in to hear Brandon talk abou…
 
Southern Season was a "Mecca" of all fine Southern culinary goods and it was located in Chapel Hill, NC. A Southern Season had the best wine, an impeccable chocolate selection, the finest crafted cooking tools, the pinnacle of all culinary retail, until it couldn't. Unfortunately, it was impossible in this day and age to maintain the success of thi…
 
Once David started working in a restaurant he knew that was his path. Highschool became an afterthought and the pursuit of culinary excellence went through Puglia, Italy, New Jersey and thankfully for us North Carolinians ended in Durham! Listen to the amazing path/adventure "Flip" went on to achieve Culinary excellence! Support our Sponsors: The o…
 
Time to make the Donuts 🍩 with brothers Saro and David Vay of Red Donuts in Lexington, NC! These Southeast Asian brothers have been in the doughnut biz for 5+ years, whipping out their own unique kind of California-style doughnuts with a Lexington flavor. The name of the shop stems from the business that previously occupied the space, The Red Pig (…
 
The Saleh family has been providing authentic Mediterranean experiences in North Carolina since 1977! Simone Saleh shares the family secrets of bringing the bounties of Lebanon to the Triangle of North Carolina. Hummus, Falafel, Tahini and more, this episode will make you hungry. Grab a piece of pita and fill it up. Support our Sponsors: The offici…
 
The guys sat down with Sheri Castle, TV's budding new star on PBS' The Key Ingredient. Here's what they learned; What you eat is who you are? Who is on Sheri's show? Cheeti Kumar, Joe Kwon, Meherwan Irwani, just to name a few. Why, because a food show should be useful. Sheri is a living legend, tune into the episode and you will know. Support our S…
 
Joe Parker decided that being a dentist was not impactful enough as being a gluten free baker. Here is what Matt and Max learned from him. When you have gluten allergy and you can feel alienated. Why most gluten free baked goods taste "gluten free." What is the gluten free eyeroll & what is truly vegan? Where does JP make his delicious pastries. Wh…
 
Max & Matt are back in Lexington, NC and learning the inns, outs and all about Cider. What: One of the original fermented beverages, Cider made locally and craftily in North Carolina! Where: Bull City Ciderworks newish production facility in the depot district of Lexington, NC When: John Clowney realized Angry Orchard and Woodchuck were only making…
 
Inez Rubistello put pen to paper to chronicle her amazing ascend to the literal top of the wine world and the terror that tried to derail it. Who: Inez Rubistello- Sommelier extraordinaire, friend of Domaine Dujac, creator of Tarboro Brewing Company and owner of On The Square restaurant. When: The events around 9.11.01 Why: Journaling is a key for …
 
Surviving fires and a pandemic, Ashlee & Brent Moore persevere to make delicious beer, "dream their dreams" and create a community. Why: Because after great BBQ, you need some beer to wash it down. What: A brewery that is also a community center. Who: owners Brent and Ashlee Moore wanted to bring a unique experience and delicious craft beer to thei…
 
Our dear friend Crystal Harris (who you might know as @mamassalsa!) finally joins us on the pod for an amazing convo about all things salsa! Crystal has been making salsa practically her whole life—growing up in a Mexican household she’d watch her mom and grandma make salsa—and got her big break after selling her own at a church event, where it was…
 
Support our Sponsors: Get tickets to the Triangle Wine Company's farm to table wine dinner HERE! The official Vodka of the NC F&B Podcast: BLUE SHARK VODKA, all the taste without the bite! SPOT ON Tech that helps your business grow. Call Tanya 858-213-7820 or email her tanyam@spoton.com Drink Joe Van Gogh Coffee! Exhale and turn your home into a ha…
 
The gents go on the road to one of the "Mecca's" of BBQ, Lexington, NC. Their first stop was at Lexington BBQ AKA Monks. Here's what they learned; What makes Lexington BBQ different than Eastern NC and Texas. Why pork shoulder became the meat of choice Who are the major players in the Lexington BBQ game. When to take your meat off the smoker. How m…
 
How do we define a craft brewery, a micro brewery or a nano-brewery? "When you put beer in a can, it changes the entire game." Who is behind the brand of Carolina Brewery What is an IBU in beer making? Where do you make the distinction between an ale and a lager? Support our Sponsors: The official Vodka of the NC F&B Podcast: BLUE SHARK VODKA, all …
 
Bob Peters hates rules. So do we, as many of you probably already know. On this episode, the ~verified~ bartender (and former guest of the pod!) joins us to bust some myths around bartending and give us the scoop on what he’s been up to since the pandemic, including his very own online cocktail classes (go to cocktailclass.com for those) and making…
 
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