South Alumna Tessa Gluck: The Professional FOOOODIEEE
By Rachel Schneider
From cookie dough covered cupcakes to nutella coated ice cream, the food Instagram @FOOOODIEEE is sure to leave you with a craving. As social media plays an increasingly crucial role in our lives, we turn to our feeds for most of our information, even food recommendations. I know we can all admit that several of the pictures weaved through the endless Instagram stream of friends and family are of those mouthwatering, delicious delicacies.
Of all the food accounts saturating the social media world, many are probably following one in particular. This account currently has close to 500,000 followers, and the face behind it, the foodie herself, is 2010 South High Alumna Tessa Gluck.
Gluck started the account in August of 2014 when she ate an exciting donut ice cream sandwich. She realized that she wanted others to have the same droolworthy moments as her through photos she had taken. After that, the rest was history.
The account’s first milestone was being featured as one of the top fifteen food Instagrams to follow in Cosmopolitan. Though the account was created three years ago, Gluck said, “I have always had a love for food photography! Not only does food look great in person, but it looks even better in a photo!”
In addition to the constant flow of free food and packages she receives due to her account’s success, Gluck was invited to Vermont to visit the Ben and Jerry’s headquarters. While in Vermont, Tessa tasted all the different flavors of ice cream and had a lakeside dinner with Ben himself.
She realized her account was much more than a hobby when she was approached by a major media company to collaborate with a known brand. While Tessa is currently an Advertising Operations Manager at a new company in NYC, she hopes to keep expanding her account and eventually run it full time.
@FOOOODIEEE posts content of all different types of food. From oozing cheese to melting chocolate, the variety and content is endless and keeps followers constantly coming back for more. Some of Gluck’s favorite restaurants are Parm on the Upper West Side for Italian and Tao for Pan-Asian food.
Go visit and follow @FOOOODIEEE on Instagram and on her website for endless delectable treats because you will definitely not be disappointed. But be careful… a picture is worth a thousand calories!