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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.

Potato Chile Hash

How to make Potato Chile Hash

This is a solid potato side dish for a Tex-Mex or Latin inspired meal. It features longaniza, a sausage similar to chorizo. I know at our house, and here in the All Things Barbecue teaching kitchen, we’re often cooking Latin inspired foods, so who wouldn’t like another fantastic potato side dish to fit!

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Chorizo Beer Can Burger

How to make Chorizo Beer Can Burger
Chorizo Beer Can Burger RecipeChorizo Beer Can Burger Recipe

The beer can burger is back! This time the monster half pound beef burger is sharing the stage with chorizo. Stuffed full of beer braised onions and peppers, topped with manchego cheese and sitting atop fresh made guacamole, there’s no room for disappointment!

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