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.
Smoked Beef Short Ribs are a crowd favorite, and for good reason. The smokey, crunchy bark and the tender, juicy rib meat are everything great about barbecue. We’re going to let you in on a little secret, they’re also incredibly easy to cook! Check out Chef Tom’s recipe for Smoked Beef Short Ribs, cooked over charcoal and cherry wood on the Kamado Joe Classic III Ceramic Grill, and as a bonus, a bright and tangy Chimichurri sauce to compliment.
In episode 2 of Red, White & Que, the atbbq.com crew visits Stroot Locker in Mulvane, Kansas where Butcher Justin Stroot breaks down a half hog into its primal cuts. Back at All Things Barbecue Chef Tom then smokes the whole shoulder and prepares a Pulled Pork Beer Can Cheeseburger.
The atbbq.com crew kick off the Red, White & Que series with a trip to Kan-Grow Farm in Wichita, Kansas where Chef Britt and Chef Tom make pickles with farmer Jimmy Vo, before returning to the patio where Chef Tom prepares one of his favorite BBQ side dishes, the grilled Green Goddess Potato Salad.
If you’re looking for a recipe to impress at your summer barbecue, look no further. This smoked-then-seared tomahawk pork loin from Heritage Farms is ideal for feeding a small crowd. So fire up the Kamado Joe and get ready for all the “ooos" and "ahhhs.”
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers Charcoal Flat Top Grill for a simple, but flavor packed BBQ Grilled Skirt Steak dish featuring grilled peaches and green onions! Say hello to your next easy Summer dinner!
The Boss Man, The CEO, The Executive… Call it what you will, but say it with respect. This week, Chef Tom goes next level with this Wagyu Burger, featuring a whipped beef bone marrow spread, house-made pickled onions, melting Raclette cheese and a sweet & spicy BBQ Jam ALL cooked on Le Griddle!
So much of coming up with new ideas for dinner is composed of thinking of two things you love and bringing them together. Enter Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad! Tangy, spicy (or not too spicy), savory shredded chicken thighs in homemade Buffalo sauce atop a grilled wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce that’s topped with our homemade blue cheese dressing. It’s a magic combination!
The BLT is a classic sandwich, and for good reason. It’s a beautifully balanced combination of smoky, salty, fresh, tender and crunchy. But sometimes we just can’t leave well enough alone, so we’re taking the BLT to the next level. This is the Smoked Pork Belly BBQ BLT, cooked entirely on the new Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill!
Looking for a go-to weeknight meal to add to your rotation? Check out this recipe for Grilled Steak & Veggie Bowls that’ll have you eating delicious grilled food that you can feel good about in no time!
Easter is right around the corner, and lamb is one of our favorite Easter meals. Check out Chef Tom’s twist on Braised Lamb Shanks, featuring local grass-fed lamb braised on the Yoder Smokers Pellet Grill in a sauce of chipotles, Pinot Noir wine and San Marzano tomatoes and topped off with a lime gremolata.
Scratch-made comfort food that is made with love and care is a hard thing to pass up. This week we bring you Biscuits & Gravy, featuring all scratch-made breakfast sausage, ground from spare rib tips and pork butt, buttermilk biscuits cooked on the grill and creamy sausage gravy. Is your mouth watering yet?