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Erwan Heussaff Wins at the Worldwide James Beard Annual Awards, the “Oscars of Culinary”

The celebrity restaurateur and content creator caught the attention of the Broadcast Media Award in the Social Media Account category

FEATR Media and The Fat Kid Inside Studios founder and celebrity food enthusiast Erwan Heusaff emerged as an awardee at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards last Sunday, June 4, 2023. As a media leader in the food industry, Erwan was at the fore of Filipino culinary figures when he bagged the Broadcast Media Award in the Social Media category. He bested two other talented nominees namely Nom Life’s Andrew Huang, Ewa Huang, and Jeremy Ko, and the staff of Kalamata’s Kitchen’s Of Course It’s Kid Friendly.



Founded in 1990, the James Beard Awards serves as a ground for recognizing global food and culinary forerunners, including culinary icons, chefs, food content producers, authors, podcasters, and many more.


On his Instagram page, Erwan posted about his recent achievement. “I’m still shaking. We made it!” the caption says. In the comment section, several showbiz personalities also praised the French-Filipino restaurateur such as his sister Solenn Heussaff, race car athlete and actor Matteo Guidicelli, and Kapamilya celebrities Bianca GonzalezIsabelle Daza, and Iza Calzado. In a separate IG post, Anne Curtis-Smith was over-the-moon over her husband’s historic win at the acclaimed food awards as well. 



“I’ve seen how passionate you are about sharing stories of Filipino food and the culture and deeper story behind each ingredient,” she put in the post. “You and the The Fat Kid Inside Studios team work so hard.” 


“Congratulations on this amazing feat! I can’t wait to see more stories that are faithfully told, not only about Filipino cuisine but also about the spirit, communities and culture behind it!” Anne said, ending her statement with a sweet that says, “Dahlia and I are so proud of you, Erwan!”


In the speech clip shared by Anne, Erwan was catching his breath as he accepted the award. “This is incredible. Thank you, everyone, so much. Thanks to the foundation; congratulations to the other nominees,” he started off, trembling on stage.



“I flew all over from the Philippines for 20+ hours just for this weekend so thank you for making it worth it.” Erwan thanked Anne and Dahlia, too, for letting him leave and travel to “tough” places on the planet to gather stories and good content that are worth a chance.


Lead photos from @erwan

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