Bourgeois Smokehouse, LLC was established in 2008 in the heart of cajun country by John Bourgeois and is part of a third generation business. John was born and raised in Schriever, LA, married with 4 children and 1 granddaughter. But the Bourgeois family history comes many years prior. In 1895, Valry Jean-Batiste Bourgeois started a local meat market in Schriever, LA. After 51 years in the business, Valry's son, Lester took over the business in 1946. Lester ran his business selling to local customers and those who traveled from surrounding areas to purchase fresh quality meats. Years passed which lead to Lester's retirement in 1988 and the business being purchased by his two youngest sons, John and Donald. The tradition of fresh quality meats continued along with a few additions, beef jerky and beef snack sticks. Beef jerky quickly became their most famous product know locally and nationwide. As years passed, with demand rising and at full capacity at the retail level, John decided to open a new state of the art USDA facility, (Bourgeois Smokehouse, LLC), specializing in beef jerky along with additional products, such as: beef snack sticks, smoked sausage, smoked andouille and tasso. Our product is an original family recipe well known in south Louisiana. The facility is locally owned, operated and USDA inspected by John. Our beef jerky is packaged in vacuum sealed bags to guarantee freshness.