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Tom Jackson

Staff Chef

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.

Backyard Barbecue Burger

How to make Backyard Barbecue Burgers

The Backyard Barbecue Burger is all about that feeling you get when it’s finally spring and you fire up the grill to cook a batch of hand-pattied burgers for the family. You’re right where you want to be. You’re in your element. Everyone has their “signature move” when it comes to the burger. We’ve got a couple. Ground brisket and caramelized BBQ onions. Is your mouth watering yet?

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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger

How to make Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burgers

The Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger, made in the Juicy Lucy style, is truly an experience! We’re bringing together two iconic foods to get the best of both worlds. This burger is oozing with flavor, from the cheesy jalapeño stuffed burger patty to the barbecue ranch dressed greens and salty bacon. Put it all between two hearty pretzel buns, and you’ve got one unforgettable burger!

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Smoked Chicken Salad

How to make Smoked Chicken Salad

This one goes out to all moms out there! Smoked Chicken Salad is our barbecue inspired take on one of those classics that moms all over used to make. Whether you’re eating chicken salad between two slices of bread, over the top of a salad or for dipping crackers and veggies, it’s delicious comfort food that always takes us back. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Smoked Pork Tacos with Pineapple Chipotle Salsa

How to make Smoked Pork Tacos with Pineapple Chipotle Salsa

Take us back to the beach… This week Chef Tom is reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Smoking hundreds of pounds of Creekstone Farms pork on the beach, feeding a thousand of our closest friends tacos. We may not be able to travel back in time, but we can still make delicious tacos at home (on a smaller scale, of course).

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Buttermilk Barbecue Smoked Chicken

Buttermilk Barbecue Smoked Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk Barbecue Smoked Chicken brings together two techniques that result in one tasty bird! Buttermilk has long been used as a tenderizer for brining chicken prior to frying. As the chicken soaks in the buttermilk the acidity begins to open and expand the cell structure of the meat, allowing the liquid to be absorbed and retained, which in turn gives you a very tender bite of chicken. Chef Tom smokes up the buttermilk brined chicken on the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, for that old school smoke flavor!

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