#SleighedIt: Celebrating the internet sensations who slayed 2023 with their pathbreaking work

Social Nation‘s Christmas campaign “#SleighedIt” is all about celebrating our beloved content creators for their noteworthy work throughout the year. We nominated select creators under 12 distinct categories on our Instagram Stories. Ranging from Audience Charmer to Tech King to Visual Storyteller, we cherry-picked 3 creators excelling in their respective genres. And the winner was ultimately crowned by YOU, our audience, in the form of polls.

SN Santa's Favourite Culinary Cutie Shivesh Bhatia food content creator

With a staggering 2,579 votes, Shivesh Bhatia emerged as a clear winner under our category “Santa’s Favourite Culinary Cutie.” 57% of viewers recognise his journey as a phenomenal baker which is nothing short of inspiring. Started baking when he was in class 11, he then began to blog and created his own website: Bake With Shivesh. He has since bagged one prestigious award after another.

The Chef/Author

This ace baker released his first book “Bake With Shivesh” in November 2018. Published by Harper Collins, it became an Amazon bestseller. His second book “Desserts For Every Mood” was published in December 2020. And the third one became one of the most gifted books in Food & Drinks category on Amazon. It was published in September 2022 and named “Eggless Baking With Shivesh.

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Let’s take you through the key highlights from Shivesh Bhatia’s journey this year:

This compilation sums up the numerous noteworthy achievements of Shivesh. The pastry chef celebrated reaching 1 Million followers on Instagram. “…even if it had taken me another 6 years to get to the 1M milestone, I would have still created recipes and videos and written books to share my love for baking and content creation every single day because nothing makes me happier🥰” he wrote.

Masterchef India is one of the biggest culinary reality shows to exist on television in the country. The last season’s Holi-special episode featured distinct Sous chefs as guests – one of whom was Shivesh. The contestants had to prepare a three-course meal with the Sous chefs they were paired with. He shared a lovely behind-the scenes moment with Chef Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar, talking about his experience on the show.

Chef won Best Food Blogger Of The Year at the Cosmopolitan India Blogger Awards for the fourth time in a row. “Close to 10 years of creating recipe content almost every single day and it’s milestones like these that keep me going,” he said.

Shivesh has had an equally stunning journey on YouTube – one that is over 4 years long. He was awarded the ‘golden play button‘ by the video streaming platform owing to reaching 1 million subscribers in April. “…dreams do come true and if I may say so myself, I’ve worked very hard for this with my brilliant team ❤️ here’s to creating more videos, working harder and achieving more milestones 🥂” he wrote in his caption.

2023 was a year filled with stellar achievements for Shivesh. He made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. His amazing journey from baking desserts for his close ones to becoming a full-fledged food content creator is worthy of this honour. “In the last few years, I’ve achieved and experienced things I never even dreamt about when I was starting out. I was only doing what made me happy and giving it all I have. THIS is definitely one of those things!❤️” he expressed.

One of his most special projects this year has been to launch his own “Blisstachio Rosebeverages across the country with Costa Coffee India. Shivesh had been working on this for 1.5 years with the Costa team and the new Blisstachio Rose frappe, iced cappuccino, and the hot latte are now available in stores since November.

His collaborations with various digital and big-screen personalities are amazingly entertaining. He brings out a very different side of the celebrities in his collab videos which is extremely fun to watch. The latest one being with Khushi Kapoor and Mihir Ahuja during the promotions of The Archies. The reel screen Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones decorated their cupcakes while answering Shivesh’s questions.

Shivesh is truly an ace chef, especially when it comes to desserts. Right from well-plated dishes to stunning aesthetics to innovative and healthy recipes, Shivesh Bhatia has you covered for everything you’re looking for. Which is your favourite dish made by him? Let us know in the comments below!