Hayu STELLAR InstaStar 2023: Foodie InstaStar Nominees, Sponsored By Tayto Occasions

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We’re back and better than ever!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards are returning for their third year this September – and it’s safe to say that we are so excited to crown the brightest and best in online content creation.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor Hayu, as well as so many other incredible category sponsors including Pandora, Penneys, Laura Mercier, Kerry Hanaphy, Perfectil, Instagram, Schweppes, and Tayto Occasions.

Taking place on Friday, September 8th in one of Dublin’s gorgeous and most exciting new venues, the Dean Townhouse, we’ll be celebrating the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to shining bright online across 12 categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Wellness InstaStar, Travel InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, as well as Best Dressed on the Night.

On the night, guests can enjoy some delicious drinks at the Dean Townhouse bar, a fun photobooth, and some tasty food too.

Take a look at the incredible nominees for Foodie InstaStar, sponsored by Tayto Occasions, below – and make sure you cast your votes here NOW!

Jen Carroll @jens_journey_ie


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Jen Carroll’s Instagram page gained popularity as she documented her weight loss journey. Today, she is an accomplished author, with her first book titled ‘Jen’s Journey,’ a captivating cookbook/memoir that reflects her remarkable journey so far.

Caz Mooney @irishbudgeting

Caz has made a name for herself with her viral budgeting recipes on TikTok. As a recent Aldi ambassador, she has now launched her Irish budgeting planner, catering to her growing audience.

Gina Daly @thedalydish

This foodie provides family and budget friendly recipes. Gina is the author of multiple cookbooks and a content creator who loves to make ‘bold’ food with a healthy twist!

Nathan Anthony @boredoflunch


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Nathan’s speciality are his home cooked meals using the Airfryrer and Slowcooker. His simple yet delectable recipes have garnered immense popularity. His ‘Bored of Lunch’ platforms have amassed millions of followers, and he has gone on to publish two highly successful cookbooks while making numerous live TV appearances.

James Kavanagh @jamesalankavanagh


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James Kavanagh is an Irish social media personality, influencer, entrepreneur, television presenter, and podcaster. He co-founded the food company Currabinny in 2016 alongside his partner William Murray. Their journey has been filled with remarkable achievements, such as being finalists on RTÉ’s The Taste of Success and creating their debut book, The Currabinny Cookbook. He also hosts his own foodie podcast, What Did You Eat This Week?

Lili Forberg @liliforberg


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Lili, the author of ‘Lili’s Family Favourites’ and a Dr. Oetker brand ambassador, has become a prominent figure in Ireland’s foodie Instagram community. Her journey as an online recipe creator began by sharing the meals she prepared for her son. The simplicity and accessibility of her recipes, combined with her engaging cooking videos, quickly gained her a devoted and growing audience.

Words by Jakub Leszkiewicz