Nedra Harris was a contestant on Season 11 on Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 8th place.
Nedra was a minor antagonist of that season. She was not afraid to confront her teammates, nor fighting back, but on the other side, she was funny and could crack jokes at any time. She had a short-lived running feud with Gina.
Season 11 Edit
When she was waiting for the Hell's Kitchen bus, Nedra declared she would be on top, and when it arrived, she declared that the top must be waiting for her. Then, Ramsay surprisingly told the chefs to meet him in Las Vegas. Arrived there, they were greeted by showgirls, got on a double-decker bus for a tour of the city. During the ride, she got extremely annoyed by Gina's constant screaming and yelling, and said she was ready to throw her ass off the side of the bus. When they went near the Caesar's Palace welcome board, she felt like a superstar when her picture was shown on the big screen. Then, the chefs got tricked in believing they would go on a Las Vegas 4D experience. However, they arrived in front of a live audience, where Ramsay was waiting for them.
During the Signature Dish Challenge, Nedra was the second person from the red team to have her dish judged by Ramsay, and went up against Sebastian. Before Ramsay would taste her dish, she requested a prayer before he would bust her balls. She prayed while holding Sebastian's hand, and when Ramsay asked her what she said in the prayer, she answered that she requested Lord to not let Ramsay bust her balls, which made everybody laugh. After, she presented her double-grilled potatoes with rosemary-glazed lamb, which Ramsay praised for being cooked perfectly. On Sebastian's turn, she was asked to taste his corn dogs, but she found it disgusting and spat it out. She won the round over Sebastian, which she celebrated about.
The red team eventually won the challenge 5-4, and they were rewarded with a night out in Las Vegas, meeting Celine Dion, and get VIP tickets for the latter's show. When she met Celine Dion, Nedra was super excited as she was looking like an angel and so beautiful. When she arrived in Hell's Kitchen, she was ready to get in and start cooking. Later, she got annoyed and disbelieved that Gina brought a puppet in Hell's Kitchen, and gave an ultimatum to Gina, saying that she should get the fuck out of there before she would kick her ass and her puppet's, while reminding her they were not in Sesame Street. She also added that crazy bitch Gina had to be the first person eliminated. During an intervention in the red team, she called Gina a little cuckoo.
The next day, during prep, Nedra was determined to get it together despite Gina missing action. During dinner service, she was on the appetizer station with Jacqueline. On the first ticket, she communicated well with Gina, but later, Gina constantly asked her for a time after she gave her five minutes the first time, annoying her as she knew how long it was taking to cook scallops. When Ramsay asked for a time, Gina continued to ask her that same question, but when she said she needed two minutes on her risotto, she discovered that Gina already fired the scallops without her knowing it, and called her a crazy bitch for doing so. She walked with her risotto, followed by Gina and her scallops, but when Gina's scallops were rejected, she was thrown under the bus by her, angering her as Gina was not having her shit right herself. When she asked Gina for a time, she was told to fuck off, and she acknowledged that Gina could not cook scallops to save her life, while adding that Ramsay was about to find that out. When Gina sent her scallops, she sarcastically wished her luck, before she brought her risotto seconds later. Ramsay told her that the risotto was delicious after Gina was kicked out, and she celebrated by saying it was a big big whoop. After, she managed to serve a lot of appetizers to the dining room, along with Mary, and later, she expressed annoyance when Jessica took more than three minutes to slice her lamb, sarcastically reminding there was only 24 hours in a day. Moments later, when Mary was struggling too keep up, she got annoyed with Jacqueline not doing anything at all. After four of her teammates were kicked out, she helped her remaining teammates rallying to complete all the tickets, and the red team eventually won the service.
While going back to the dorms, Nedra declared that she was going after Gina as the first of the red team eliminated, while adding she would vote with her two hands and counting her breasts, which she called her "hoohas", as four.
Back in the dorms, Nedra said she did not want to go to sleep angry, so she decided to solve her problems by saying to Gina that she must not throw her under the bus. That led to a very intense argument between the two of them over the scallops incident, where she thought that Gina said that the reason why the scallops were rejected was because the risotto was not good. When she laughed at Gina, the latter did not appreciate, but she said that she knew Gina was crazy. Then, she said they must cross the line while calling her bitch, which Gina did not appreciate once again. When Gina told her that she was dealing with the wrong person, she was not intimidated, and said she was dealing with a crazy, deranged person.
The next morning, some soldiers from the US army came in Hell's Kitchen, went to the dorms, and gave a very brutal wake up call to the chefs by screaming and yelling to get up. After Gina announced her departure, Nedra was unsympathetic, saying that she must get out of the kitchen if she could not stand the heat, and concluded by saying that she folded like a piece of wet paper towel. When the teams were challenged to climb up the wall, she was not happy about that because of her weight, and declared that it was not happening. However, when the soldiers flipped the wall over revealing a shorter wall divided in blue and red sections, she was reassured. During the challenge, she took responsibility of lifting her teammates over the wall, along with Cyndi. The red team managed to get 31 lobsters in their bucket, compared to the blue team's 37, but fortunately for them, that was only the first part of the challenge.
During the Lobster Cleaning Challenge, Nedra was paired with Danielle. At one point, she was worried because the blue team's bell was ringing a lot, and while she acknowledged that the women needed to push harder to finish strong, she and Danielle scored a point. When the time ran out, she rang the bell for Ja'Nel and Jessica, but Ramsay rejected their attempt as it was too late. Despite that, the red team won the challenge 11-8, and they were rewarded with a day on a 85-foot luxury yacht, a master sushi chef preparing them lunch, and a massage. During the reward, she said they were going down on the yacht, and during lunch with Ramsay, she revealed that she gave name to her breasts, making everybody laugh.
The next day, during prep, Nedra discovered that Danielle completely butchered three racks of lamb, while asking her if she knew how expensive lamb was. She gave a lesson to Danielle, saying how she should make love to the meat instead of butchering it. After, she said that if it would come down to it, she would run over Danielle while driving a bus a couple of times, if she would not get her shit together. She concluded by saying to Danielle that if Ramsay would see that, he would cuss their asses out.
During dinner service, Nedra worked tableside. She was responsible for serving a lobster appetizer. She was not seen much, except at one point when Jean-Philippe warned her to be smooth as she was taking care of Jalen Rose's table. Later, she was called back in the kitchen by Ramsay, immediately before the red team was kicked out of the kitchen after a lot of mistakes. Both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate two people each.
She was not nominated for elimination.
The next morning, all the chefs went outside for the next challenge, and saw Ramsay, dressed in a running suit, and a lot of runners waiting in front of a start/finish line. When Danell Leyva was introduced as a special guest, Nedra declared he was "mucho caliente" and fine as hell. During the HK3K Service Challenge, she was confused when Susan said that she had to cook her smoothies, and after, she offered her help to the latter, determined to get the dishes out in time. Susan accepted her help, gave her clear instructions, and finally sent her smoothies because of her help. The red team eventually won the challenge, and were asked to go help the blue team finish their entrées. They were rewarded with a day at Temecula Valley's Wine Country for wine tasting and making, and flew on a private jet to get there.
The red team eventually lost the service, and they were asked to nominate two people for elimination. During deliberation, Nedra called it bullshit as she thought Jacqueline was strong as a motherfucker, and that nominating her would be a stupid thing. Moments later, she considered Jessica for lacking self-confidence.
She was not nominated for elimination.
During the Protein Identification Challenge, Nedra was paired with Jessica, and they were the third pair to compete for the red team. They landed on the duck enchiladas, and because the sauce was red, she thought the protein should be red as well. After incorrectly guessing venison, veal, buffalo, beef, squab, quail, rabbit, and kangaroo, she declared that her team would kill her, that she was sweating like two fat bitches, that she was shaking like a stripper, and that she hoped to get the next one right. They finally picked duck on their ninth attempt.
The red team eventually won the challenge 6:37-10:33, and they were rewarded with a day at Malibu, in a $15M beach house, as well as getting there in convertibles, with Nedra being very happy about it. Arrived outside of the restaurant, the women got into the convertibles, but she struggled to enter because of her large breasts. During the reward, she tried the wakeboarding activity with Laird Hamilton, and when he took his shirt off, she was infatuated by him and wished that he would rescue her at one point. When they came back from their reward, she did not believe that Jeremy was sent to the hospital only because he was not eating, referring to his size.
During breakfast service, Nedra was on the eggs Benedict station with Amanda. When the first eggs Benedict order came in, she was still really tired, and dropped her tongs on the grill. She confessed that she hated the morning, and she was pushed by Ramsay, who ordered her to wake up. When she sent her first eggs Benedict, they had soggy bread, and Ramsay asked her why she was using it as there was toasted one behind her. She answered by saying "Yes Chef", but he did not appreciate that answer and asked her the same question for a second time, which she answered that she did not know they were soggy and that she had another one coming. Ramsay was discouraged and smashed the bread on the dish, while Amanda urged her to bounce back. She received help from the latter, who ordered her to stop smashing the eggs. She retorted to Amanda that she was killing her, but Amanda did not appreciate, and because of the latter's help, her second attempt at the eggs Benedict was accepted. Later, she offered her help to Jacqueline, while figuring that they must get their shit together because she knew that she could be eliminated if they would lose. Then, she told that Jacqueline could not use a rubber spatula to flip her pancakes, and asked if she had to use the bottom of her toes in order to flip them because she was not having a proper spatula. With her help, Jacqueline's pancakes were finally accepted.
The red team lost the service as they failed to complete their tickets before the blue team, and they were asked to nominate two people. During deliberation, Nedra was quickly considered by Amanda and Cyndi, which infuriated her, who left the conversation, went upstairs, and declared that she did not deserve to be nominated as she was not the weakest. That led Ja'Nel to ask who should be instead of her, and she immediately targeted Mary, only stating that she was weak. Amanda asked her why Mary should be nominated when there was a lot of problems with the eggs Benedict, and that question made her explode in anger.
Nedra was not nominated for elimination, despite Amanda thinking that she should have been. During Jacqueline's plea, she was accused of not being able to flip a pancake by the latter, and when Ramsay asked her if that was true, she blamed the spatula she was using. After Mary and Jacqueline were sent back in line, she started to cry when Ramsay announced that the person who would be eliminated was way over their head, thinking that she might be that person. However, as Ramsay was announcing who was eliminated, the episode ended as a cliffhanger.
Continuing from the previous episode, Nedra expressed relief when Jeremy, from the winning team, was eliminated instead of herself. Back in the dorms, she started to cry, thought that Amanda was the only one who thought she should have been nominated, and said that she was not playing nice anymore. Amanda went to speak and comfort her, said that she was not holding any hard feelings on her, and did not want her to have hard feelings on her. She concluded by saying that she was not giving up, and that she would fight.
Later that day, during prep, Nedra told that Mary, who thought she might be pregnant, should get her shit together as she already had to worry about her own problems without dealing with anybody else's. During the break, after Mary told that the men were acting like jerks, she could hear the men laughing, was not happy about that, and declared that she would go hammer time on them. Then, she went to see the blue team, told them to not go and attack people who were weak, referring to Mary, and added that the ones who did it could suck a big dick. She also asked the men who was the one who attacked Mary, and when the men answered that nobody did, she retorted to not say anything else to them until they would win a challenge. She added that they did not want to fuck with her as she was Mike Tyson, which made all the men laugh, and when Zach mimicked a ringing bell, she declared that it was really on. When she went back to the bedroom, she was happy as they had nothing to say, like she thought.
During dinner service, Nedra was on the meat station with Mary. When Jessica smiled when Ramsay told her to tell the team about the problems in the dining room, she acknowleged that everything Ramsay was saying was serious, and that if somebody would laugh, they should just throw in the towel. Later, when she and Mary sent their first entrée to the pass, the pork was raw. She declared that she had another one ready, and called six minutes. However, Ramsay asked what she was doing, and he handed her the tray of the table. When she and Mary told their new pork was still in the pan, Ramsay was dismayed, asked if they found it funny, and told that what they should have said was that they would put one more on, while telling that he wanted the truth from both of them. Then, Ramsay ordered her to go in the dining room with Jessica and apologize to the table. She acknowledged that she had to own up to her shit, went to the table, apologized, and gave them five more minutes on their pork to be ready.
After a lot of mistakes, the red team was kicked out of the kitchen, both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate two people each. During deliberation, Nedra was considered an obvious nominee by Jacqueline, along with Mary.
Nedra was the red team's second nominee for elimination, with Mary being the first, and they joined Dan and Raymond from the blue team. During her plea, she did not give any excuse and apologized, before stepping in the argument between Raymond and Dan, and convincing Ramsay that she wanted to be there. In the end, she was asked to give her jacket to Ramsay along with the three other nominees, and after Ramsay declared that he would do something he never done before, the episode ended as a cliffhanger.
- She is the third contestant to be eliminated after their first service with a new team, following Melissa (Season 3), and Melissa (Season 8).
- She is the sixth female contestant who switched teams without making it to the black jackets, following Melissa (Season 3), Lacey (Season 5), Melissa (Season 8), Natalie (Season 9), and Roshni (Season 10).
- She is the sixth contestant who received a retrospective montage of her run without making it to the black jackets, following Rachel (Season 2), Robert, Sabrina (both from Season 6), Carrie, and Natalie (both from Season 9).
- "Chef, can we pray before you bust my balls?"
- (About Gina) "Bitch, who brings a puppet in Hell's Kitchen?"
- (To Gina) "Bitch, you better take you and that puppet and get the fuck out of here before I fucking kick you and that puppet's ass!"
- "This is not Sesame Street!"
- "I'm looking at Jacqueline, she's not doing a damn thing right now!"
- "Oh HELL NO!"
- "Ha Ha! A BIG BIG WHOOP!"
- (About Gina) "That bitch folded like a piece of wet paper towel!"
- "You gotta make LOOOOOOVE to the meat!"
- "If I knew we had to run today, I would've put on three bra to tie these bitches down!"