Cast YOUR Vote: Meet The Foodie InstaStar Nominees

Everything you need to know about the event of the year!

The hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards 2021 will take place on Saturday, November 6th in The Alex Hotel in Dublin, and will honour the best and brightest in Irish content creation across the social media spectrum.

Yes, an actual IRL awards ceremony which is sure to be most glam and glitzy event of the year, with those in attendance coming from all aspects of the ‘gram, including beauty, fashion, podcasting, comedy, food and those who inspire us, to name just a few categories.

As I’m sure you’re aware of by now, the voting system is OPEN and we’ve been blown away by the response so far, but if you haven’t cast your vote yet or you want to know a little bit more about our nominees, over the next two weeks we’re going to introduce you to everyone nominated across all 10 categories, showing you why we think they’re InstaStars.


Next up, we’re looking at those that tantalise our tastebuds and have us whipping up a storm in the kitchen thanks to their creativity and guidance.

Here are the foodie nominees…

Gina Daly

Caution, you will get hungry looking at her page. Gina offers up some delicious dishes that will have you drooling. Don’t take our word for it, though. Even the Austrian Oak himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a fan of her’s.

Guy Sinnott


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Looking for some fantastic comfort food that’s tasty yet easy enough even we can make? Look no further. Guy is the guy. With everything from chicken wings to ribs to pulled pork, you’ll be in comfort food heaven.

Holly White


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Want to make some good food and look fab while doing it? Holly’s got you covered. Not only does she provide some yummy vegan recipes she also offers brilliant beauty and lifestyle content that you’ll love.

Niamh O’Sullivan


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Niamh delivers some delish recipes that you’ll dream about all day till you make them. From her gorge curries to her aesthetically pleasing ‘gram, there’s plenty to swoon over while cooking up a storm.

Nicola Halloran


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Nicola has some tasty, hassle-free recipes you’ll be dying to try. She has some of the most creative recipes you can find, like salmon burgers, Crème Egg brownies, or tater/broccoli tots. You’ll certainly find something you’ve never had before on her page.

Patrick & Russell

If you’re looking for some seriously good recipes and spectacular travel content, then Patrick & Russell will be your new favourites. With an upcoming cookbook and their successful podcast Chew The Fat, they defo know what they’re talking about.

Sarah Battle


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As a former Home Economics teacher, Sarah knows a thing or two about culinary arts and interior design. She’s swapped teaching students in a classroom for teaching us on her Instagram.

Trisha Lewis

Trish brings the delish. You’ll be enthralled by her amazing recipes. She’s got some truly yummy comfort dinners perfect for keeping you warmed up as the nights grow colder.

The countdown to our first annual InstaStar event is now on, so get voting and mark Saturday 6th November in your calendars!


While this is a glitzy, invite-only event, hayu and STELLAR are giving some lucky voters the chance to attend this very exclusive evening as a special guest, to mingle with their favourite social media stars and experience the glamour for themselves! So be sure to stay tuned for all of the details, either here or over on our Instagram!

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