Meet Our Pit Masters
Robert & Lynn Entrekin have been culinary competitors since the 1990s. Their love of food and huge competitive spirit fueled the creation of Spices Smokehouse, the makers of Smokehouse Crackers.
The award-winning chefs founded their catering company in 2003, as a result of cooking for local fundraisers. They realized that attention to detail and great food was needed and they could support the community with their experience.
Giving back to their community has remained a core value to the Entrekins and their team. Over the years, Spices has served over 10,000 troops returning from service, provided thousands of holiday meals to those in need, and every year they celebrate veterans with a Day of BBQ at a local Veteran's Home.
The Smokehouse team has also been very involved in disaster relief, working with many different organizations over the years. They use their expertise in high-volume cooking to provide thousands of meals to people impacted by hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters.
An Award-Winning Idea...
The Entrekin's never dreamed that a bite of a spicy cracker would change their life but when Lynn's friend Lois shared that little cracker, she knew she needed to have the recipe.
With their competitive spirit, they had to put their own twist on it by adding their unique blend of seasonings to the recipe. They faced a tough audience when they auditioned their recipe for their BBQ competition family. Over time, they tweaked the ingredients until they perfected the Original Spicy flavor that they have become known for to this day.
Lynn continued to make the crackers and sell them online for years but never really thought of them as a full-time business. In 2016, they were looking to diversify, and Robert said, "you just need to sell those crazy crackers that everybody loves!"
After years of being on the back burner, they knew it was time to make the snack our friends and family love available for everyone! In 2017, Spices Smokehouse, LLC was granted FDA permits for wholesale distribution and the Entrekin's have not looked back since. Spices Smokehouse Crackers can be found in retail locations all across the country and even in Australia!
* This is Alabama's Matt Mitchell Ranked Smokehouse Crackers Alabama's #1 Snack
* 3 Awards of Excellence from the National BBQ and Grilling Association "Snack Category"
* 2021 Fiery Food Productions "Salty Snack" Category Winner