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Robin Hill | Panacea Brewing Company

Five Minutes with Robin Hill, Panacea Brewing Company:

It was nothing we had ever dreamed of doing, but it was the right time, the right opportunity, and the right product. We visited a couple other breweries, went to KombuchaKon, learned a ton, and just did it.

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Chef Taylor Bailey | Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant

Five Minutes with Chef Taylor Bailey, Hieronymus Seafood:

When you have a knowledge of the people involved in sourcing food products, you see how much the restaurant business can do for our local economy. That’s really important. It’s a huge responsibility. You have to be connected, otherwise this work is just mundane.

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Cat & Greg Marinich | Nothing Bundt Cakes

Five Minutes with Cat and Greg Marinich, Nothing Bundt Cakes:

We’re people-people, which you have to be in this business. It’s crazy. I was a soldier, a teacher, a coach, and Cat was a teacher, and now we own a bakery. Who would’ve ever thunk that. It’s what makes life fun.

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Santos Martinez | Capricho

Five Minutes with Santos Martinez, Capricho Restaurant:

People don’t understand how the kitchen will eat you up. I’ve worked with hundreds of people, from dishwasher to line cook, and they didn’t make it. If you have to be willing to put down the hours, your sweat, your tears, and it will show.

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Judy Royal | Foodie – Journalist

Five Minutes with Judy Royal, Journalist and Foodie:

I want to always keep my hand in writing, marketing, and social media for local restaurants. I love the local food scene. You’re always more excited to write about something you are passionate about.

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Chef Larry Fuller | 141 North

Five Minutes with Chef Larry Fuller, 141 North Restaurant & Lounge:

Chef Fuller snagged first place in Wilmington’s International StreetFood Challenge with a great plate of barbeque pork, shrimp, and crab fried rice. That’s winning.

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Jud Watkins | Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Five Minutes with Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery:

We took a concept and said, “Let’s do seafood that is as fresh as possible… you hear about ‘farm to table,’ we 100% do that, everything in the kitchen is local, and fresh. Then we take it a step further than that: we do ‘farm-and-boat to table.”

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David Andersen | Taste the Olive

Five Minutes with David Andersen, Taste the Olive:

The health benefits are through the roof, the flavor profiles are awesome, your palate never gets tired of them. There’s always something different you can make with olive oil.

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