Last night seven million US viewers watched a Californian single mum, who'd never cooked lobster or venison before, win the role of Head Chef at London’s Savoy Grill when it opens in October. Holli Uglade beat off 15 rivals to secure the key role at Gordon Ramsay Holdings.
Uglade, who does have experience as a banqueting chef, will work with Andy Cook in heading up the kitchen at the Savoy for six months as Head Chef. Ramsay told her last night: ‘Holli won because she had grown more than any other chef. I am absolutely thrilled she will be working for me at the Savoy Grill.’
'I am so excited, this is crazy,' was Holli’s reaction.
Find out more about The Savoy Hotel reopening.