Chef Robert Irvine always finds plenty of things to fix when he signs on to help failing restaurants on his Food Network program “Restaurant: Impossible.”
Viewers of his hit cable TV show will find out what — if anything — needed to be changed at Michele’s in Corry. The restaurant, located at 13230 Route 6, will be featured on the Sept. 19 edition of the show.
A brief description of the upcoming episode on the Food Network’s website suggests that Michele’s needed as much help as any of them:
“Of all the owners Chef Robert Irvine has worked with on Restaurant: Impossible, none may have been more unprepared than Michele and Andy, owners of Michele’s in Corry, who purchased their restaurant at auction on a whim, despite having no experience in the business. In two days, Robert must choose a new cook, teach Michele basic management skills, refurbish the interior, and address Andy’s critical and harsh attitude.”
Restaurant owners, who receive help from Irvine, a designer, a builder and a team of volunteers with a $10,000 budget, have to agree not to comment prior to the program being televised.
Erie County tax records, however, identify the owners as Michael, Michele and Andew Sventek.
They bought the property, formerly known as Perry’s Inn, in December 2008.
Irvine, who has cooked at the White House and for royalty, was in Corry to make over the restaurant on June 13 and 14.
The show featuring Michele’s will air at 9 p.m. Sept. 19.