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North Carolina Food & Beverage

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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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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…
 
This episode features some underground food concepts you may not heard of yet… but are most definitely going to want to check out. Introducing @winnerwinnerramendinner, @12pawsicecream and @_919_secret_sauce_! These delicious concepts don’t have a brick-and-mortar (yet), but rather their food is only available through Instagram DM (think of it like…
 
Get it on, got to get it on, no choice but to get it on, mandate... GET IT ON! Yes that's right the Ace Man- Adam Carolla met the guys for an epic lunch at Jake Wood's Lawrence BBQ in Boxyard RTP. Adam was joined by Mike August & Chris Laxamana . Max and Matt also asked Lee Katrincic of Durham distillery to join. Lee brought a pony keg filled with …
 
Matt & Max got off their asses and out from behind their microphones to stage a momentous event. What happened at Bubbles & Brisket? 18 Sparkling wines and champagne from around the world 17 Tents 7 bad ass chefs/pit masters cooking up their unique take on Brisket 2 Magical musicians in George Hage & Thomas Anderson 2 Of Santa's helpers 1 Monsoon &…
 
This is a Tell all book in the best way possible. It's not just about the behind the scenes in the service industry, it's in the trenches of the service industry. Here's what Max and Matt learned; How a really good author pieces a story together. When to take the next step in your life. What it's like to wanna' f*&K your co-worker. Why you get into…
 
You want to know about tacos? We will fill your tortilla in this episode. Chef David Peraza-Arce tells Max and Matt why everything fits in a tortilla. Max and Matt also learned: Who knows what a truly authentic Mexican Taco is Why Birria Tacos are so on trend? How to eat a Cabeza Taco? What is a Lengua Taco Join us for Bubbles & Brisket a collabora…
 
We’ve got chef @kimfloresca of @goopkitchen on the pod (yes THAT @goop with Gwyneth)! Goop Kitchen is a clean delivery service based in LA that serves delish bowls, salads, soups, summer rolls and other healthy eats—and Max got the chance to meet Kim in person and try out a ton of things from the menu on a trip to California a couple weeks ago! Kim…
 
Brandon McCraney is a man of action. After a career in the Airforce, a successful corporate career, an engineering degree and 2 master's degree (one of those from Harvard by the way) Brandon decided he was ready for something else. He was ready to build a local sustainable distillery. Here's what the boys learned when they sat down with Brandon; Th…
 
The guys sat down with Chef and Sommelier Doreen Colondres of Vitis House. Oh, you are wondering how you can become both a chef and a Sommelier? Listen in and find out. Here's what else they learned; How honey can make crispy yet healthy chicken wings. What is Lechon Why Max is the Jason Bourne of food service How to make your favorite dishes healt…
 
Gina Stephens is the Publisher and creator of Raleigh Magazine. Gina sat down with Max and Matt to discuss; What does journalistic integrity mean today? Where can I get the best chicken sandwich in Raleigh? Why did Raleigh need it's own magazine? How does it feel to go on a sting operation? Who is Sarah Weiss' biggest fan? Join us for Bubbles & Bri…
 
Caz & Craig Makepeace have figured out how to travel for a living! Here's what else they figured out; Why to start the This Is Raleigh Podcast When to and when not to travel with your kids? Where's places near Raleigh that are cool to road trip to? How to find parking in Wrightsville beach? What's up with the seaside dining in Beaufort, NC? Listen …
 
Max & Matt sat down with an incredible woman. Preeti Waas (Cheeni & Sugar & Spice) is of Indian descent and a force to be reckoned with. Preeti let the boys in on many Indian cooking secrets, here's what the gents learned: What is curry? How heat is supposed to excite the palate and not fatigue it? What is einkorn wheat ? Which takes longer, openin…
 
The guys sit down with UNC Football's 2nd leading all time scorer Connor Barth and CEO Mark Bloomquist to discuss Wilmington, NC's own, Blue Shark Vodka. Here is what they learned; Why North Carolina Sweet Corn makes delicious vodka. What is it like inside the mind of an NFL kicker when the game is on the line? How to scale a homegrown product to n…
 
As the legendary Sam Jones said, "That's some good fuckin' BBQ!" Max and Matt got to chat with the champion of the Discovery Plus Channel's Moonshiner's Smoke Ring BBQ competition. Here's what the guys learned; How a career in transportation and a conversation with U2's The Edge led to a career in BBQ. It's all about the "MOP." When a rehearsal din…
 
Aeva Labs rapidly ages distilled liquor. Steve Guido and Zach Fearnside have invented a way to greatly accelerate the aging process of distilled spirits. Imagine you could have 10 year old bourbon in 5 days? This discussion was controversial and here's what was bantered about; Is Matt Weiss a hater or a traditionalist? When liquor is enhanced in a …
 
In this Pre-Shift, we talk with Jazmin Villalta and Enrique Soriano from Cocina del Corazon about how grassroots growth has allowed them to thrive while sticking to their values. Where to find them: Their website Instagram Facebook Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the ser…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we talk with Zoe Adjonyoh about how she found her niche and followed her purpose as she’s built her business. Where to find Zoe: Her website Instagram Her cookbook Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the service industry with shows created by service indus…
 
In this Pre-Shift, we chat with Jenny Dorsey about how she has developed her voice and how she practices kindness with herself. Where to find Jenny: Her website Instagram Twitter Studio ATAO Check out One Star Podcast Network the first podcast network dedicated to representing voices and stories from the service industry with shows created by servi…
 
The gents sit down with a pillar of the Raleigh community, Tyler Helickson, the owner of Happy + Hale. Here's what they learned; What does leadership truly mean? When can you scale to 100 locations? How to make healthy food that doesn't sacrifice flavor? Where do you go to get staff in these times? Why "Love is Free. Guac is Extra." Support our Spo…
 
The guys sit down with Chef Schleiffer to talk about it what it's like to take over a Southern cooking institution such as Crook's Corner. Here's what they learned; What was it like to work with Floyd Cardoz? How to make food without a hood? Which mayo went on the famous tomato sandwiches of Chef Bill Smith? What is an Afoiecalypse? Will Danny Dime…
 
In this Pre-Shift we hear about the successful unionization efforts of the Tartine Union in San Francisco from one of the people that was there from the beginning, Matthew Torres. Plus, we hear a little more about the general steps to unionizing from Tsehaitu Abye, a community organizer from One Fair Wage. Guests: Matthew Torres - Tartine Union @Ta…
 
In this episode of Pre-Shit, we're demystifying different kinds of organizing and collective action and talking about why unionizing is so hard in the restaurant industry with Jesse Kadjo and Tsehaitu Abye. Guests: Jesse Kadjo - Labor Organizer for City of Oakland Union & host of Leap Year Podcast @jessekadjo Tsehaitu Abye - Community Organizer for…
 
Do you often crave a healthy yet filling snack? CEO of Ripe Revival Will Kornegay sat down with the guys to discuss the ways that he helps farmers by using their excess produce. Here's what the guys learned; How to make a healthy protein gummy aka fruit chewable from all natural produce? The fact that polyphenols are proven for better absorption (o…
 
How should restaurant industry people get paid? Who is responsible for compensation, the restaurant owner or the patrons? How should "T.I.P.S be distributed? Should tips be pooled? should each person earn their own tips ( ala an independent contractor) and be mandated to tip out other staff a certain percentage? What is an appropriate living wage? …
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about DEIA - diversity, equity, inclusion, and access - what it is, and how one restaurant has worked to implement better practices. Guests: Terri Evans - owner and operator of Windy City Ribs & Whiskey @windycityribsandwhiskey Dr. Erinn Tucker - Director of the Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program At Georg…
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about privilege and bias - what those words mean, how they play out in our lives, and what we can do to be better. Guests: Chef Jenny Dorsey - chef, activist, and founder of Studio ATAO @chefjennydorsey @studioatao Dr. Erinn Tucker - Director of the Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program At Georgetown Univers…
 
Are you fascinated by honey bee's? You will be after this episode! The boys sit down with Joanne de la Rionda and Randall York of Cloister Honey and here's what they learned; Why Max and Matt are opening a bar called the Drone Congregation Area What is the life cycle of bee's? When the mating flight occurs? How the "Royal Jelly" is distributed? Why…
 
The last episode of our @visitwilkesnc series features @callfamilydistillers! We take you all on a tour through the distillery while learning its history from owner Brian Call, the 7th generation distiller of his family’s distillery. Brian talks to us about his dad, Willie Clay Call (aka The Uncatchable), one of the most famous moonshine haulers in…
 
We're so excited to be a part of the brand new One Star Podcast Network. This week, we're bringing the amazing Sidework Podcast to our feed. Take a listen to hear an interview with activist and baker Cass Vogel about her struggle to organize and unionize her coworkers @donutfriendunited. ⁠ We'll be back with Pre-Shift episodes in a couple weeks. In…
 
Imagine you as a business owner had a Brij (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 bu…
 
Max and Matt continue their tour of Wilkes County! Here's what they learned; Jay Raffaldini of @raffaldini Vineyards specializes in Italian-style dry white and red Appassimento wines. How Jay tbrought Wall Street to Wilkes. Louis Jeroslow of @elkincreekvineyard! helped elevate the property in 2001 and in addition to wine offers up some pretty dank …
 
In this Pre-Shift, we’re talking about how we can support each other through mental health challenges. Guests: Hassel Aviles & Ariel Coplan - co-founders of Not 9 to 5 @not9to5_ More resources to help support your friends and coworkers: QPR Institute Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Course Primary Concerns of the Hospitality and …
 
In this Pre-Shift, we’re talking about how we can learn new ways to cope with stress. Guests: Laura Green - counselor and owner of Healthy Pour @healthy.pour More resources to help with coping with stress: Healthy Pour Resources page How to Build a Self-Care System by Ashtin Berry Building a Self-Care Action Plan by the Readiness and Emergency Mana…
 
Max had a serendipitous moment when traveling to Luray caverns in Virginia which introduced him to Virginia Distillery Co. and Gareth Moore. Here's what the Max and Matt learned; Who is Doctor Jim Swann What does it mean to be single malt whiskey How to artfully blend whiskey Why Aberlour Scotch is a muse When should we conduct a Scotch vs American…
 
Max and Matt continue their tour through Wilkes County, NC. Here's what they discovered: Apple Brandy Beef 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! Amalfi's of…
 
In this Pre-Shift we’re talking about boundaries - why it’s so hard to set them, how to figure out what our boundaries are, and how to have those awkward and sometimes scary conversations. Guests: Hassel Aviles and Ariel Coplan - Co-founders of Not 9 to 5 @not9to5_ Grace Guber - hospitality professional and host of The Family Meal podcast @theguber…
 
In this Pre-Shift, learn about valuing the work you do and negotiating a pay raise or promotion. Guests: Rachel Ramsey - owner and operator of Measured HR @rachelrramsey Adan Callsen - owner of Under the Table Boise from @under_the_table_boise More resources to help with negotiating: “15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer” by the Harvard Business Re…
 
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