At The Table with Kathryn Shah, Co-Founder of Spring & Mulberry
Raleigh, North Carolina
Co-Founder at Spring & Mulerry, a modern food brand exploring a world of sweet beyond sugar starting with date-sweetened chocolate bars.
Inspiration for launching Spring & Mulberry:
My business partner, Sarah, and I had worked in luxury goods and consumer products for years. On a trip to Dubai in 2012, I was inspired by the way dates, fruits, and nuts were presented like candy in a chocolate box. Fast forward a few years and I was diagnosed with cancer in my early thirties, which led me to quit refined sugar and explore the healing power of foods. As food gifts arrived to my door, I realized the need for a beautiful, giftable brand made of whole, fantastic-for-you ingredients.
The ONE thing you always have on your dining table:
A small vase of flowers (not too tall so that you can see to the other side!)
What do you love most about having friends over?
I love a party theme – aperitivo, spring produce, you name it-it’s fun to think through how the food, wine, and décor tell a story. I usually opt for a potluck, and I love seeing what friends make that goes together.
Signature meal to serve:
I love making bruschetta with different toppings-mushroom toast, shrimp with pea puree, classic tomato. It's easy, beautiful, and snackable.
Song (or playlist) you can't stop listening to:
Anything Mia Moretti puts together.
I'm oogling over art by Colleen Herman lately.
You are your happiest when...
I'm in flow, whether that's cooking, doing yoga, or racing down the ski hill.
Dream dinner guests:
My college friends-they know me best and I don't get to see them enough.