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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.

Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad

How to make Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad

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!

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Smoked Pork Belly BBQ BLT

How to make Smoked Pork Belly BBQ BLT

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!

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