The Malhames will share how their restaurants—now beloved by the community—got their start.

Do you ever sit in a favorite restaurant and wonder what inspired someone to create it?

Fans of any of the five Northstar Cafés, Brassica in the Short North and Third & Hollywood in Grandview Heights will soon have the opportunity to learn what prompted Kevin and Katy Malhame to take their leap into the restaurant business.

The Malhames will keynote the fifth Startup Storytellers April 19 at the Columbus Museum of Art, announces David All, founder of the unique celebration of entrepreneurs.

"Their passion for creating food made from locally-sourced, organic ingredients delights thousands every day, and their commitment to the community seeks to disrupt a corporation-driven industry. Startup Storytellers is honored to provide the platform for this meaningful and inspiring Columbus entrepreneurial story," All says.

The Leap—that moment when entrepreneurs are born—is the theme for this year’s Startup Storytellers. Kevin Malhame gave Columbus CEO a glimpse into their leap:  “We were 26-year-olds and, like a lot of people in their 20s, totally driven by our ideals.” Kevin grew up in New York, and “then I fell in love with an Ohio girl,” bringing the couple to Columbus, which he says has proved to be “a fertile place” for young business.

Hear more about their shared passions for locally sourced wholesome food and for giving back to their community at their keynote presentation.