About Croix Valley
Where We Came From:
Where We Are Today:
Damon & Lu Holter
About the Owners:
Damon is not only an owner of Croix Valley Foods, but is also a barbecue and grilling expert. Bringing his expertise to the world of food sport, he has won numerous awards and accolades throughout the country in hundreds of events and professional competitions.
Damon is a regular on TV in his hometown of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and was featured on Travel Channel’s series “American Grilled”. He also hosted 13 episodes for Outside Television Network’s “Fired Up Food” pulling in 204,800 viewers per episode.
Talented not just in business, grilling and TV – Damon is an avid outdoorsman, a world record holding fisherman, wildlife artist, and an accomplished musician.
After spending 10 years in the legal field, Lu put her efforts behind Croix Valley Foods to manufacture and market the award-winning product line full time. Together with Damon, Lu formed the Croix Valley Sauces Competition Cooking Team, where her mastery of the art of barbecue thrust her into the arena of competition cooking.
As an avid food sport competitor, Lu has won numerous awards nation-wide in professional cooking competitions, including Kansas City Barbeque Society competitions, Steak Cookoff Association contests and the World Food Championships. Desiring to become more involved in food sport, Lu was elected to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Barbeque Society where she continues to help shape the organization and promote barbecue and grilling in the Midwest.
In addition to her role as a Croix Valley owner and barbecue expert, Lu also loves to be outdoors, cultivate the koi in her backyard pond and spend time fishing and kayaking.