Aug 29, 2018
Max Trujillo and Felicia Perry Trujillo are a power couple in the North Carolina Food Scene, even though they've only been in Raleigh for less than five years. When they moved from Los Angeles, Max became the general manager of Midtown Grille in North Hills, and Felicia had a 10-year wedding photography business. But Max was working 70-hour weeks that weren't great for family life, and Felicia was starting to get burnout from weddings, so they both decided to make a change.
Felicia started Food Seen, a niche photography, videography, social media, and web design company for the Food and Linen industries. Go check them out, they do incredible work!
And later, Max (with his co-host Matthew Weiss) started the NC F&B Podcast (North Carolina Food & Beverage), where he gets to talk to local chefs, sommeliers, and other experts in the food and beverage industry. That show now has 111 episodes, which is an amazing accomplishment!
On the show, we talk about how they changed careers, crazy stories from their wedding, and being passionate about what you do in life.
Felicia and Max Trujillo at the James Beard Awards (image by Food Seen)
Max and Felicia on their wedding day
Max Trujillo, Co-Host and Producer of the NC F&B Podcast (image by Food Seen)
Felicia Perry Trujillo, Owner of Food Seen (image by Food Seen)
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Also, Megan mentioned an online marketing seminar. It's at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on September 6th. Here are some of the details, and you can sign up at Eventbrite. We can't wait to see you there!
Sign up at Eventbrite. See you there!
Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.
The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning. She's also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.