S3E9 | Beyond Amazing Donuts owner Jasmine Macon

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 9

EPISODE GUEST: Beyond Amazing Donuts owner Jasmine Macon

In the 9th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Jasmine Macon, the owner of Beyond Amazing Donuts. Listen as Jasmine talks about how her grandmother introduced her to cooking, what pushed her more towards breads and cakes over meats, and her love of donuts and what made her start Beyond Amazing Donuts.

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In the 9th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Jasmine Macon, the owner of Beyond Amazing Donuts. Listen as Jasmine talks about how her grandmother introduced her to cooking, what pushed her more towards breads and cakes over meats, and her love of donuts and what made her start Beyond Amazing Donuts.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E8 | Crav’n Caribbean owner Carlos Abrahams

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 8

EPISODE GUEST: Crav’n Caribbean owner Carlos Abrahams

In the 8th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Carlos Abrahams, the owner of Crav’n Caribbean. Listen as Carlos talks about how his mother influenced his passion for food, his transition from the car business to the food industry, and what Crav’n Caribbean is all about.

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In the 8th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Carlos Abrahams, the owner of Crav’n Caribbean. Listen as Carlos talks about how his mother influenced his passion for food, his transition from the car business to the food industry, and what Crav’n Caribbean is all about.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E7 | Not Just Coffee Owner James Yoder

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 7

EPISODE GUEST: Not Just Coffee Owner James Yoder

In the 7th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with James Yoder, the owner of Not Just Coffee. Listen as James speaks about his upbringing in Japan, moving to North Carolina, his beginnings in business ownership, and what it means to stay in your strengths.

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In the 7th episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with James Yoder, the owner of Not Just Coffee. Listen as James speaks about his upbringing in Japan, moving to North Carolina, his beginnings in business ownership, and what it means to stay in your strengths.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E6 | Community Matters Cafe Executive Chef Chayil Johnson

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 6

EPISODE GUEST: Executive Chef Chayil Johnson

In the sixth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with the Executive Chef of Community Matters Cafe Chayil Johnson .Listen as Chayil speaks about his culinary influence from growing up in New Orleans and how Community Matters Cafe is impacting Charlotte.

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In the sixth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with the Executive Chef of Community Matters Cafe Chayil Johnson .Listen as Chayil speaks about his culinary influence from growing up in New Orleans and how Community Matters Cafe is impacting Charlotte.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E5 | Scott and Julie Tang

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 5

EPISODE GUEST: Executive Chef RJ Corley

In the fifth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with the owners of Tokyo Express and Yummi Banh Mi, Scott and Julie Tang. Listen as Scott and Julie take us through their beginnings in Salisbury, running a family-owned restaurant, and entrepreneurship.

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In the fifth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with the owners of Tokyo Express and Yummi Banh Mi, Scott and Julie Tang. Listen as Scott and Julie take us through their beginnings in Salisbury, running a family-owned restaurant, and entrepreneurship.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E4 | Executive Chef RJ Corley

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 4

EPISODE GUEST: Executive Chef RJ Corley

In the fourth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with executive chef RJ Corley. Listen as RJ takes us through his beginnings in the restaurant industry in western Maryland and what we can expect from one of Charlotte’s newest Mexican cuisines, Puerta.

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In the fourth episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with executive chef RJ Corley. Listen as RJ takes us through his beginnings in the restaurant industry in western Maryland and what we can expect from one of Charlotte’s newest Mexican cuisines, Puerta.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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By |2023-12-04T20:54:33-05:00December 4th, 2023|Paper Trails, Season 3|0 Comments

S3E3 | Darius and Cameron Amidi of The Improper Pig

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 3

EPISODE GUEST: Darius and Cameron Amidi

In the third episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Darius Amidi, Director of Operations/Co-owner of Improper Pig, and his son Cameron Amidi. Listen as Darius and Cameron take us through their journey and what led them into the restaurant industry, as well as the characteristics of running a successful restaurant. 

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In the third episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with Darius Amidi, Director of Operations/Co-owner of Improper Pig, and his son Cameron Amidi. Listen as Darius and Cameron take us through their journey and what led them into the restaurant industry, as well as the characteristics of running a successful restaurant. 

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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S3E2 | Que Hospitality Owner Manny Flores

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 2

EPISODE GUEST: Many Flores

In the second episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with owner of Que Hospitality Manny Flores. Listen as Manny takes takes us through his journey to U.S. and what inspired him to get into the restaurant industry, the passion and inspiration for his two restaurants Que Onda and Que Fresa, and what the future holds for Que Hospitality.

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In the second episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with owner of Que Hospitality Manny Flores. Listen as Manny takes takes us through his journey to U.S. and what inspired him to get into the restaurant industry, the passion and inspiration for his two restaurants Que Onda and Que Fresa, and what the future holds for Que Hospitality.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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By |2023-12-04T20:24:33-05:00December 4th, 2023|Paper Trails, Season 3|0 Comments

S3E1 | Executive Chef Mike Bobb of the Ballantyne Hotel

SEASON 3: EPISODE NUMBER: 1

EPISODE GUEST:Mike Bobb

Welcome to Paper Trails! We’re taking you on the journey of a regional paper product supplier (listen… we have way more products than Dunder Mifflin) sharing the tales of their trails through starting a business and being an integral part of a booming North Carolina restaurant industry.

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In the first episode of Season 3 of the Paper Trails podcast, Nick sits down with the executive chef, Mike Bobb, of the Ballantyne Hotel. Listen as Mike takes us through how his passion for cooking developed, his journey through culinary school at Johnson and Wales, to becoming the executive chef at the Ballantyne Hotel.

“My uncle Jimmy had the idea to start a paper company…and I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

– Nick Kalogeromitros on the origin of Albemarle Paper Supply

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By |2023-12-04T20:16:05-05:00December 4th, 2023|Paper Trails, Season 3|0 Comments

S2E16 | Manolo Betancur of Manolo’s Latin Bakery

SEASON 2: EPISODE NUMBER: 16

EPISODE GUEST: Manolo Betancur

Through the ebbs and flows of financial crises, pandemics, and life’s hardships, Manolo’s Latin Bakery owner, Manolo Betancur has continued to persist and focus on people first to find business success.

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Manolo Betancur has a plan — to bring his Latin bakery concept to the poorest towns of NC in hopes to create jobs, growth, and spark life on desolate Main Streets that can use some love.

It’s this attitude that has helped his Charlotte, NC bakery, Manolo’s Latin Bakery, find success. “Business is not about money, business is about people,” says the former Colombian Navy vet.  A Colombian native, Betancur grew up ‘under the influence of the U.S.’  He came to America and studied at King University in TN before making his way to Charlotte.
 
After taking over his ex-in-laws bakery, there were a few things he knew would be imperative to success.  He did not want to create a niche Colombian bakery, instead offering a broad selection of Latin cultures from Cuban pastelitos, to Mexican bread, and Argentinean empanadas.  And he believes businesses have a social responsibility to give back to the community and pay employees what they need to live in a metropolitan city.  He strives to create a culture of respect and harmony, knowing the importance of hiring people smarter than him. “I’m a very bad baker,” laughs Betancur.
 
Through the ebbs and flows of financial crises, pandemics, and life’s hardships, Betancur has continued to persist.  Failure is not an option for him.  “The American dream is still alive. What you need to do is just stand up and work hard, invest in yourself and invest in knowledge. Challenge and difficult times, they’re always going to be there.”

“Business is not about money, business is about people.”

– Manolo Betancur, Manolo’s Latin Bakery

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