Polly Holladay was a contestant on Season 2 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 12h place.
Polly Holladay
Ben Franklin, TX
Kitchen Experience
Culinary Education
Culinary Inspiration
Ben Franklin, TX

Personality Edit

Polly was very silent and insecure, probably because of the fact that she never went to culinary school. This insecure feeling lead her to be lost during her first dinner service, not being able to make a proper risotto, and being the first contestant kicked off that season.

Signature dish Edit

Polly served an undone carpaccio bread with garlic dipping oil as her signature dish. Chef Ramsay first started by asking her what undone means, which Polly responded that it is not done. After taking a look at her carpaccio bread, he made this statement : « Oh my god! Right now, I'd rather eat poodle shit than put that in my mouth! »

Episode 1 Edit

After the signature dish tasting, Chef Ramsay declared that the teams, for the first time, are going to be divided by gender. All the men in the blue team, and all the women in the red team.

During prep for the first dinner service, Polly declared that she had never been to culinary school. She then stated that she really has to pay a lot of attention to what her teammates and Sous Chef are going to be saying to her.

During dinner service, she was on the appetizer station. Already, on the first few tickets, she was lost and needed help from her teammates and Sous Chef Maryann. The first risotto that she brought to the pass was stuck to the plate and the mushrooms were missing. Chef Ramsay told her to put it in the bin and start over. After an hour, she received unwelcomed help from Sara. When Chef Ramsay asked her how long on the risotto, she answered 6 minutes, but Sara tried to overshadow her by answering 2 minutes. After a moment of confusion, she finally pushed Sara off her station. When she served her second risotto and was asked to taste it, she declared it was bland, so Chef Ramsay asked her to start over once more. An hour and a half into dinner service, she was at her fourth attempt at the first risotto. Chef Ramsay then had enough and made her switch stations with Heather. Polly then became the kitchen donkey until the end of the service, when Chef Ramsay shut down both kitchens after very little food left either kitchens. Her team lost the dinner service and Heather was named « Best of the Worst ».

She was Heather's first nominee for elimination, with Virginia being the second. She was eliminated by Chef Ramsay for being the worst performer of the night, and lacking the passion.

Ramsay's comment: « This is a journey, and right now, we're going to hell and back, each and every week, to make sure we find the right person. And Polly? No chance! »

Facts Edit

- She is the first ever contestant to have received the coat hanging and burning picture sequence.

- After her appearance on the show, she returned to her previous career as a caterer, and became a food blogger for a few years.

Quotes Edit

« I've had 6 sons, I had them all naturally, and if I can endure that, Hell's Kitchen is gonna be nothing for me! »

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