It is much easier to switch if you first switch to feeding only wet food as well as using timed feedings. Hoofmaiden posted a link which may be very helpful too you in the switching process.
I am currently switching for cats over to a raw diet. For a while the only thing I could get them to eat was dry food - and Friskies dry at that. I switched to feeding them twice a day...they got to have their food down for 30 minutes (they would all eat then) and then I'd take it away until the next feeding. Then I gave them wet food one feeding instead; at that point they were hungry enough to try it. They would all eat the wet so I quit giving them dry and only offered them wet food. Then I started putting small chunks of raw meat on top of their wet food which they happily ate
They aren't getting much raw yet - though they would be willing to switch over completly - and I will switch them over all the way after they are all spayed/nuetered the end of this month.
Clover was one of my toughest to switch as she had been eating all dry food her entire life. She would not touch or go near wet food no matter what I did to it. I really needed her to start eating wet because at that point I had completly ditched the kibble except for with her. I started syringe feeding her 3 oz a day of wet food and gave her the dry food to snack on as well. She got used to the texture of wet and started to think it was really good stuff - and started eating wet food on her own. So I quit giving her dry at that point. Switching her over to raw feeding was really hard though. I had offered her so many types of meat which she refused. Until one day I gave her part of a lamb heart and she loved
it! Once she had a taste of what real food was she loved any type of meat
It took a while to build up her jaw strength to the point of eating bone in meat but now she has been a 100% raw fed cat for a bit over a year.
Of the 18 (soon 22) cats I switched over most of them loved raw meat right off the bat. I still have one cat that won't eat any raw so with him I have settled with feeding him all canned and he supplements that with mice, rabbits, birds, etc that he catches.