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 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!
Level up your chicken wings with these Smoked Fried Truffalo Wings! Chef Tom fires up the Napoleon Phantom 500 to give these wings a quick smoke before frying them in a cast iron skillet on the side burner, then tossing them in a white truffle infused Buffalo sauce!
Chef Tom fires up the Le Griddle flattop and utilizes leftover Beef Tallow Smoked Brisket to answer the question, Will it Taco? The Brisket Breakfast Taco features Caramelo tortillas with toasted queso Chihuahua, a slab of brisket, sunny side egg and scratch-made potatoes O'Brien topped with salsa de arbol.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Chef Tom shares one of his all-time favorite comfort food meals, his Mom's Chicken & Noodles featuring hand-rolled homemade egg noodles and smoke roasted spatchcock chicken cooked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill.
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, featuring grilled chicken thighs tossed in a sour cream cheese sauce, stuffed into flour tortillas and smothered in fire roasted salsa verde.