ABOUT

LEAH AND GLENN MISTICH

The Gourmet Butcher Block is a Cajun Specialty Meat Market that was established in 1994. Owners Leah Hebert Mistich and Glenn Mistich are a match made in meat-market heaven. In the ’70s, Leah’s parents opened Soop’s Restaurant in Maurice, Louisiana, giving her invaluable experience in the food industry. One of the most valuable lessons was an introduction to de-boned stuffed chickens for plate lunches. Customers purchased the de-boned chickens raw and prepared them at home for dinner. Before marrying Leah, Glenn was a fisherman who worked in her family’s meat market. Ultimately, they joined forces to found The Gourmet Butcher Block. Glenn and Leah moved to Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and opened Gourmet Butcher Block in nearby Terrytown. Three months after opening the business local TV personality, Frank Davis, featured Gourmet Butcher Block on a segment of Naturally N’Awlins.

JOHN MADDEN

DISCOVERS HIS FIRST TURDUCKEN.

In 1997, local radio personality, Bob Delgerno, invited Glenn to the Saints versus Rams game in the Superdome. It was then that Glenn introduced sport’s analyst, John Madden, to the Turducken. In that food moment, the Turducken was chosen to be the official food for the “All-Madden Team.” It was a hit. Gourmet Butcher Block was also mentioned several times during that season’s Super Bowl.