Chef Irvin “Chef Irv” Richardson has announced today as the official launch of his funding campaign for his special brand of seasoning, known as MegaLove. This unique blend of herbs and spices has been perfected over his career. Chef Irv is known to many people in The Woodlands, TX area as the Featured Store Chef at Kroger Signature Store at 4747 Research Forest Drive, (corner of Gosling and Research Forest) in the Cochran Crossings Shopping Center. Chef Irv has made cooking his lifetime career, starting as a young man working for his Uncle Jerome’s restaurant back in New Orleans. Chef Irv’s cooking career has taken him from New Orleans to Nashville, TN where he was a cook at Mulligan’s Pub, a friendly Irish pub.

When visiting, be sure to take time to view his many videos about his interesting cooking career. And laugh at his story of when he met Garth Brooks in Nashville. After leaving Nashville, Chef Irv was hired to cook over 500 meals per day on the Mississippi Queen Paddleboat that cruised the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Minnesota. Then Chef Irv was hired to cook as a cruise ship based in Seattle, WA that took trips as far south as Mexico and as far north into Alaska. All along the way, Chef Irv continued to make new friends and build a following for his tasty cajun/creole cooking seasoned with Megalove.

With his parents and brothers still based in New Orleans, their family home and lives was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Chef Irv lost two brothers due to complications they incurred while staying behind to wade through polluted waters to help neighbors. His parents Irvin Sr. and Charlotte moved to Houston, where Chef Irv and his wife Wanda decided to relocate to as well from Nashville. Ten years has passed and life is good. Chef Irv’s family is healthy and strong. He and Wanda are proud parents to their three grown children and six beautiful well-mannered grandchildren. MegaLove is the realization of a lifetime dream for Chef Irv.

He has used this blended spice for over twenty-five years and now he has the opportunity to commercially prepare and sell it nationwide. On January 21, 2016, the official MegaLove Funding Campaign begins, with the goal of raising $30,000 to fund the first round of ingredients and commercial bottling.

Chef Irv has gotten the approval from a national grocery chain to get the bottles on the shelves as soon as they are produced. Old friends and new friends are invited to visit his website, learn more, and participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience to support our friend and good neighbor, Chef Irvin Richardson. When you are shopping at the Kroger Signature Store, be sure to stop by the Chef Station, located in the Deli and say “hi” to Chef Irv.