Hell’s Kitchen 7 winner Holli Ugalde has received a cash prize instead of a job at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill in London after the production company failed to get her a work visa. She joins the list of the show’s winners who did not receive their announce prizes.
Instead of working with Andy Cook at the new restaurant, Holly got cash. An ITV Studios America rep told the Daily Mail that “due to legal reasons Holli Ugalde will not be able to take up the chef position at the Savoy Grill. … Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to obtain a work visa for Holli. In accordance with the terms of her contract with ITV, Holli has been paid the cash prize instead.”
A Gordon Ramsay spokesperson said, “We were sorry to find out that Holli Ugalde can’t join the team. Holli is a great chef and it’s terrific that she’s doing so well in the US.”