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.
Chef Tom goes big and grills on the Napoleon PRO 665 with Infrared Side & Rear Burners. He walks us through this grill's features-- including eight burners, double walled stainless steel fire box, full spectrum knob lighting and integrated ice bucket and cutting board.
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and smokes a whole Creekstone Farms prime brisket using the foil boat method. Juicy braised brisket with a smoky, crunchy bark... is the Foil Boat Brisket the best of both worlds?!
Chef Tom walks us through one of Napoleon's top-selling gas grills-- the Napoleon Prestige P500 RSIB. From the infrared side burners to the option for a drop in charcoal tray, this grill is loaded with features.
Chef Tom puts the DoJoe pizza attachment to work cranking out Pepperoni Pizza on the Kamado Joe Pellet Joe. Check out the scratch-made dough and pizza sauce that take this classic pizza to another level!