Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Culinary Institute. Tom studied both general culinary skills as well as baking and pastry while working as a cook in a variety of restaurants. After graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute he began working as a bread baker and pastry chef at the renowned Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland. He spent more than four years honing his skills under James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ken Forkish.
In that time he and his wife had their first child, and the draw of home and family grew stronger. Longtime friends of the Cary family, owners of All Things Barbecue, they returned to Kansas to help All Things Barbecue continue to excel in their cooking classes. Tom has been further developing and building cooking classes and private events at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Chef Tom shares one of his all-time favorite comfort food meals, his Mom's Chicken & Noodles featuring hand-rolled homemade egg noodles and smoke roasted spatchcock chicken cooked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill.
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, featuring grilled chicken thighs tossed in a sour cream cheese sauce, stuffed into flour tortillas and smothered in fire roasted salsa verde.
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for Teriyaki Salmon Skewers. Marinated Kvoray Artic Salmon is threaded onto skewers with fresh pineapple and red onions, then grilled directly over the wood-fired flame, then glazed in teriyaki sauce. A perfectly simple and tasty meal, any night of the week!
If you're looking for a simple barbecue recipe, then you'll love these Butterflied BBQ Pork Chops. Chef Tom fires up the Kamado Joe Kettle Joe and utilizes the SloRoller to smoke the chops before cranking up the heat for a seared finish!
Today we are grinding up a whole brisket for a Texas brisket inspired Smoked Texas Brisket Burger featuring our Cowboy Coffee Bacon Jam and homemade pickles. Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker to slow smoke the burgers before finishing them with a high heat sear on the griddle over oak splits INSIDE THE FIRE BOX!
Picture an entire pepperoni pizza rolled up like cinnamon rolls, topped with buttermilk ranch dressing and served with tomato dipping sauce. We call it Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, and we bake it on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill!
Simple techniques. Balanced, smoky, earthy flavors. Tender and juicy meat. This Smoked Boneless Leg of Lamb, cooked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, has everything you need for the perfect Easter meal!
If you're in the mood for a sweet treat, then Chef Tom has got you covered! Check out these Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans, all cooked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill!
Chef Tom prepares smoky braised pork chile verde and potatoes cooked on the Kamado Joe Classic III Ceramic Charcoal Grill, then stuffed into tortillas with cheeses and smothered in more cheese and fire roasted salsa verde.