My senior cat is now eating raw food for almost a year. His stool problems have gone, his formerly scraggy fur is now shiny and soft.
But when I first introduced raw food to him, he looked at me as if to say, what, are you going to poison me? He wouldn't even sniff at it for any length of time. My other cat (who meanwhile got run over, unfortunately) was braver and ate raw food almost immediatly. I think it really helped to have one non-fussy cat because Nelson sort of looked at her and obviously thought, well, if she's not dying of it, I might give it a try as well. Mind you, this occurred to him after a week or so.
I cut the meat to really tiny bits about half as big as my thumbnail (I have small hands) and put it on top of their canned food. Yes, I know it's not very healthy that way and shouldn't be tried with really sensitive cats. It also works to drop little pieces of the meat you are cutting up so that your cat can steal it. You can boil or fry the meat for a short time and reduce the boiling time for each serving. But basically, don't give up on them! Keep offering them raw meat and eventually they will accept it. They will take some time to adjust to the new diet, but it's really worth it!
And I think it went very well for your cats' first meat-meal; they and you did a wonderful job!