13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Food

Eating and drinking are some of the greatest joys in life. It’s the heart of many communities, activities and cultures, as these creators are baking beautiful pies, or teaching you how to cook gourmet meals, or eating ungodly amounts of food. These nominees changed the game this year with their food and drink content. Warning: Don’t vote on this category while hungry!

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Food and Beverage Shorty Award.


Amirah Kassem
Baking icon and creator of the most Instagrammable cakes of 2019, Amirah Kassem’s Flour Shop lit up the internet. These insanely fun and delectable treats could be seen everywhere last year, as her hungry audience fell in love with her unique, signature delicious cakes filled like piñatas and stuffed with sprinkles, candies and other treats that e…
Erik Lamkin
"Go big or go home," says Erik Lamkin, known on social media as Erik the Electric. He went from being diagnosed with anorexia at age 17 to a pro eater with 1M+ YouTube subscribers and another +110K on Instagram. Fans of Erik’s channels watch him eat anything (and everything) from supercharged fast food meals to massive breakfasts, even eating "Eve…
Naturally.Jo is a vegan baking phenom from Peru who creates treats that look as delicious as they taste because "Life’s too short to eat boring food." With 1M+ followers on Instagram and another 120K+ subscribers on YouTube, Jose is brightening up Instagram feeds around the world through his colorful smoothie bowls and culturally inspired plates. …
Sam the Cooking Guy
Sam Zien aka Sam the Cooking Guy is a San Diego-based food personality who has broken into social media thanks to his culinary abilities. His YouTube channel currently boasts over 1M subscribers who tune in to watch Sam make epic burgers, sandwiches, carne asada fries, really any dish imaginable. With another 100K+ followers between his Instagram …
Y.Na is one of the most popular #homecafe instagrammers making ASMR-quality videos with unique, cute and peaceful milk tea concoctions. Her videos are easy to get lost in, between the soothing music, fun foams and colorful results, this account makes creating Instagrammable boba at home a delight. This artsy drink specialist is popular across a va…


Bad Birdy
Instagram has brought about a new crop of influential bartenders and cocktail creators, though few have the kind of clout that Amanda Colom, aka Bird Birdy does. According to Inked Magazine, she’s the "Tattooed bartender taking over Los Angeles." Based out of the chic bar/cafe/bike shop, The House of Machines, she’s among the leading culinary creatives in a…
Feed Your Girlfriend
This account proves that the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. That’s why this runaway hit Instagram account asks its fans "have you fed your girlfriend yet?" Scroll through this NYC-based couple’s feed and you quickly realize that the answer is an overwhelming, definitive "yes!" Feed Your Girlfriend follows this couple’s journey to the hottest…
Jessie Say Hey
For those looking to learn quick recipes that create yummy meals, this is the channel for you. Jessie Say Hey gives her audience full license to play with your food while you make it, bringing her fans delicious recipes and endless entertainment in record time. An emerging TikTok star with 340K+ followers, Jess walks viewers through tasty, easy-to-make reci…
Matt Adlard
Matt Adlard is the self-taught pastry chef baking up delicious treats that are incredibly complex and unbelievably detailed. Formerly known as the "topless baker", Matt would appear in his YouTube videos wearing little more than an apron and eyeglasses, a look that’s helped earn him 320K+ subscribers. On Instagram, his 630K+ followers eat up his close-up tu…
One Meal A Day
Making food can be complicated. There are so many steps, and each one needs to be completed with such precision that attempting complex, gourmet meals can be intimidating. Enter "One Meal a Day," perhaps the most aesthetically simple cooking channel out there, showing users how to make delicious meals with nothing more than visuals and calming music. This s…
Salt To Taste
TikTok’s home cooking phenom Salt to Taste takes the fearful ambiguity associated with that phrase and fills in the blanks with flavorful, easy to make recipes that anyone can whip up. Whether it’s shepherd's pie, garlic bread, sweet drinks, or cookies he’s showing us a to make dishes we all want in ways we can all cook. By making cooking easy with step by …

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