Gourmet Butcher Block
New Orleans, LA
Home of the All-Madden Turducken!”

The official Turducken of the "All-Madden" Team

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Founded in 1994, Gourmet Butcher Block was known as THE spot for authentic Cajun specialties, and three years later, John Madden started touting their Turducken as his prime tailgating and Thanksgiving pick during NFL games. Now known as “Home of the All-Madden Turducken”, this legendary Gretna, Louisiana meat market has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and on the Food Network, Fox Network, and the Best Damn Sports Show Period—and dinner tables across the country.

About The Food

It’s not just their Turducken that wins the hearts of food lovers around the country, though it was made extra famous by John Madden deeming it the official food for the "All-Madden Team" in 1997 and is a local go-to for the legendary Louisiana creation (a de-boned turkey stuffed with a deboned duck stuffed with a deboned chicken and layered with stuffing). Gourmet Butcher Block does all the Cajun classics right, from sublime stuffed chickens and turkeys to authentic gumbo and shrimp etouffee.

Meet The Owners

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, including an introduction to de-boned stuffed chickens for plate lunches, which customers wanted to buy raw and prepare at home for dinner. Glenn was a fishermen growing up before marrying Leah, going to work in a meat market, and ultimately joining forces to found Gourmet Butcher Block.


The official Turducken of the "All-Madden" Team

Shipping Days

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SHIPPING INCLUDED - If your shipping address is reachable from The Gourmet Butcher Block via FedEx Ground service within 2 days (as indicated by the orange zone in the shipping map), there will be NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE.
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*Please note that the flat rate above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

FedEx Standard Overnight and Priority Overnight service (AM delivery) may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska, Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. is not currently available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 6:00 PM (ET) Monday through Wednesday can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, there will be NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE for standard ground shipping. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via FedEx Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via FedEx 2-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

FedEx Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $39.95.

FedEx Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Priority Overnight is $44.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from The Gourmet Butcher Block is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care


Uncooked Turducken can be refrigerated for 4-5 days before baking. Once cooked, Turducken can be refrigerated for 3-4 days whole or carved.

Stuffed Chicken

Uncooked stuffed chickens can be kept refrigerated for 3-4 days, or frozen in their original packaging for up to 1 year. If cooked, keep refrigerated for 3-4 days or 2-6 months frozen.

Stuffed Turkey

Uncooked stuffed turkey can be kept refrigerated for 3-4 days and 1 year frozen. If cooked, keep refrigerated for 3-4 days, or up to 2-6 months frozen.

Stuffed Pork Chops

Uncooked pork chops can be kept for 3-5 days refrigerated or 4-6 months frozen. If cooked, refrigerate for 3-4 days or freeze for 2-6 months.

Gumbo, Corn Soup & Shrimp Étouffée

Soup, Gumbo & Étouffée can be kept refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for up to 2-3 months.