Webby Nomination Press Release

Filmed in an Edinburgh Flat During Lockdown, This Series by Chef Studio is Nominated For Two Webbys at The 25th Annual Webby Awards

22 April 2021

Chef Studio announced today that it has been nominated for Best Food & Drink in Video and Best How to Explainer & DIY in Video in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honouring excellence on the Internet.  

During the early days of lockdown in Scotland, Kristin Atwood, the Chef, turned filmmaker, turned founder of the now James Beard and Webby nominated Chef Studio created the “At Home Pasta Series” in her bedroom studio in a shared flat in Edinburgh.  

After seeing shelves picked clean of all pasta, bread and other essentials she decided to create a series of simple pasta videos for the Chef Studio YouTube channel to show viewers how to make their own pasta at home with ingredients they were likely to have on hand.

The series has since taken off, garnering hundreds of thousands of views and earning Kristin and Chef Studio, Webby nominations for two of the episodes in the series.  

"Nominees like Chef Studio are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.

Other nominees at the 25th annual Webby awards count organizations including AppleHBOGoogleRihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Netflix and individuals, including Billie EilishBarack ObamaDua LipaMeghan Thee StallionSir David Attenborough and Will Smith.

“It honestly just feels really surreal. A year ago, I never would have guessed that this series I filmed in a makeshift studio, beside my bedroom window in Fountainbridge would be where it is today- not in a million years. I just feel so grateful and incredibly lucky.” 

Kristin Atwood, Chef Studio

As a nominee, Chef Studio is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until May 8th, Chef Studio fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.

Votes can be cast for Chef Studio in both categories here and here.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and honoured in a star-studded, virtual show that will be available on demand. The celebration will be hosted by multi-talented actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”; and Solange’s “I Got Five On It.”

About Chef Studio

Chef Studio is an independent, creator led, production studio, that specializes in creating and producing food and cooking content for digital streaming and VOD platforms. Chef Studio strives to make innovative, high-quality, creative content for people who love food.  You can find Chef Studio’s video’s, tutorials and web series, including the new Scottish inspired cookery series “The Best Laid Schemes,” on the Chef Studio YouTube channel and website.
Find Chef Studio Online:
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YouTube: youtube.com/chefstudiochannel
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Instagram: @TheWebbyAwards
Twitter: @TheWebbyAwards
Facebook: Facebook.com/TheWebbyAwards
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About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, includingWebsites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.

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