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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dear Chef Irvine

The following is the text of a message I sent to Chef Irvine this morning . . . 

Chef Robert Irvine

May 23, 2012

Dear Chef Irvine,

I am an Information Technology Project Manager and I blog about Projects at  I'm also a big fan of your show "Restaurant Impossible."  Each episode tells a story about a project to rescue a failing restaurant.  As a Project Manager and blogger about Projects, these stories are fascinating.  I've even highlighted the show on my blog (

I'm reaching out with a proposal/request.  Would you be interested in having me (and my two teenagers) help with one of these projects?  We would love a chance to see a Restaurant Impossible story close up - and I would like to write about the experience.  We would be happy to push a broom, paint a wall, clean a kitchen - whatever - in exchange for the experience of watching this process. is small (but growing) and a very low budget operation.  Expenses far outweigh revenues so far.  It is a passion more than a job.  I can cover our expenses for travel, meals, lodging - but that's about it.

Let me know if this could be a possibility - we would love to make it happen.


Alan Casey, MBA, PMP

This would be so cool!  A big plus is that when I ran the idea by my two teens, they both said "Yes!  Let's go for it Dad!"  Since passing the 14 year-old mark, I just don't get that many yes answers - and that makes every yes I do get extra special.

Do you think that we will get a "Yes!" from Chef Irvine?  Make your bets via a comment on this post.


  1. No response yet, but I have a good feeling about this!

  2. Good luck to you! Chef would be lucky to get your (and your two kids') help!