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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.

Smoked Manhattan Cocktail

Recipe for Smoked Manhattan Cocktail

One of our favorite new toys here at All Things Barbecue is a smoke infuser. This tool allows you to quickly infuse smoke in things that you’d have a hard time smoking on a grill or smoker, like ice cream. Of course, with New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to impress with a smoked cocktail!

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Grilled Maple Cinnamon Pears

How to make Grilled Maple Cinnamon Pears

We get a lot of requests for grilling fruits and veggies, and while it's really easy to throw some corn or asparagus, or apple or peaches right on the grates, we wanted to take things a little further. This is still a super easy dish to pull off. Roasting pears in cast iron on the grill is a great way to enjoy all the flavor and goodness of dessert without the guilt!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

The holiday season is in full swing, and so much of the delicious food we eat around the holidays is food you can’t eat all of the time. I mean heavy, I’m gonna be at the gym all week if I have another bite kind of food. This recipes packs all the flavor of delicious holiday food, without the heaviness afterward. So mix it up around the holidays, or bookmark this one for the new year. Whatever you do, don’t pass it over! It’s too good to miss!

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

It’s that time of year again… when pumpkin everything starts hitting the shelves and nearly every coffee shop and fast food restaurant gets in on the action as well. Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to pair your pumpkin with twelve pounds of sugar, in fact, it’s the perfect addition to a savory recipe such as this one.

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