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Meet Nedra Harris

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nedra Harris.

A firecracker with skills, Chef Nedra Harris has taken the culinary arts world to new heights. A lifetime food lover and connoisseur of spices, Chef Nedra established her passion for food at a very early age with an easy bake oven and a dream. Chef’s inspiration comes from a familiar foundation: her mother’s kitchen. A deliverer of sweet satisfaction, chef’s food is a pure representation of her: Flavorful, Unique and Bold. Chef Nedra entered into the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School of Chicago, where she studied under master chefs preparing food for hundreds of guests at a time. While studying at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Nedra had the opportunity to meet the famous Chef Wolfgang Puck through her volunteering and commitment to philanthropic efforts.

In 2013, Chef Nedra became a competitor in Season 11 of Hell’s Kitchen, learning under the famous Chef Gordon Ramsey, where she began learning and expanding on different techniques and cooking styles. Mostly known for her outgoing and often fierce personality, she became an overnight sensation. Chef Nedra is the personal chef for Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver, Brandon LaFell and Indianapolis Colts Tight End, Eric Ebron. Chef has cooked for celebrities such as Pope Francis, Houston Rockets Chris Paul, Singer Mya, Carl Anthony Payne II, Anthony Clement (former OT, Arizona Cardinals and Seyi Aijrotutu (WR, Philadelphia Eagles) and Grammy Award Winner, Irvin Mayfield. Passionate about sharing her love for food, Chef Nedra has been focused on expanding her brand through her line of spice, “Pootie Spice”, cookbooks, and being a personal Chef to celebrities and influential leaders across the nation.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, it has not been a smooth road. I have had top-notch clients who has walked away for me. Business that has closed that I open and started from the ground up. Months where I had no clients nor income, I had to go from salon to salon, barbershop to barbershop just to sell my plates, to make ends meet.

Alright – so let’s talk business. What else should we know about you and your career so far?
I am a private chef that knows 13 different cuisines. I provide a luxury experience in your own home. So I come to you and cook in your home providing an exquisite chef dining experience. I also provide CHEF services for families who have working parents and that are to busy to cook and I come in and cook for your family depending on your needs. Also, I booked for special occasions such as Valentine’s, Birthdays, anniversaries, wine dinners, Cigar dinners, whiskey Dinners, his and hers dinner, date night, girls night out at the house, any special occasion.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck. I believe that God has provided me with the skills to be able to share to the world. So I feel that I’ve been blessed to be in this position to be able to bless people with my hands. As of right now, I am inspired to do a reality show about my life cooking for my clients and private chef events, also with pushing my spices (Pootiespice) onto the shelves to local stores in Houston.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Chefnedraharris.com
  • Phone: 312.671.6341
  • Email: nedra97@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Chefnedraharris
  • Facebook: Heyhoneyee Neg

Image Credit:
Chef Nedra Harris, Red Baklava

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