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.
If you love pie and crème brûlée, this is the perfect dessert for you! The custard base is essentially what you’d find in crème brûlée, except that we replaced the sugar with Kansas wildflower honey and the vanilla with bourbon!
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson talk about just how versatile a simple kettle style grill can be, talk about how salmon has been an important food for many cultures throughout human history, cover conservation efforts underway in the Pacific Northwest and smoke up an amazing wild caught sockeye salmon fillet on a roasted cedar plank.
Strip Loin Roast has been a favorite cut of beef for our team for years. Typically, this roast is cut into New York Strip (or Kansas City Strip) steaks, but in our opinion, reverse searing it whole is where it’s at. In this video, Chef Tom will show you how to trim, season and cook a strip loin roast to perfection, and creates a fantastic Poblano Crème Fraîche to serve with it.
Chef Tom shows you how easy it is to break down a whole chicken at home. Save money, and make better food at home with your own chicken stock. Chef Tom is using a Semi-Stiff Curved Boning Knife for this process.
Ratatouille, the classic French dish of stewed vegetables is elevated here by first grilling the vegetables before combining them with canned San Marzano tomatoes in a cast iron dutch oven for a creamy finish.
Chef Tom cooks up a classic barbecue dish, the beer can chicken. Now, no matter where you sit on the debate as to whether the beer is a useful agent in this cook, you can’t deny that it is flat out delicious.
Posole (or Pozole) is a traditional Mexican soup that can feature pork or chicken, and prepared with a green or red salsa. We can't get enough of salsa verde around here, and what better compliment to salsa verde than smoked chicken?!