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 developing recipes and teaching cooking techniques at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.
The Chicken Guacamole Burger may be made of ground chicken thighs, and not ground beef, but it’s as good or BETTER than any other burger out there! From the juicy patty to the funky feta and the homemade guac and ranch dressing, this burger has it all!
This week on Tips & Techniques, Chef Tom takes us back to barbecue basics with this All Purpose Barbecue Rub. This seasoning is on the sweeter side, with just the right amount of salt, pepper, savory and smoky flavors. Perfect on your favorite barbecue foods, from chicken to pork to beef!
The Backyard Barbecue Burger is all about that feeling you get when it’s finally spring and you fire up the grill to cook a batch of hand-pattied burgers for the family. You’re right where you want to be. You’re in your element. Everyone has their “signature move” when it comes to the burger. We’ve got a couple. Ground brisket and caramelized BBQ onions. Is your mouth watering yet?
Chef Tom shares the Tips & Techniques required to make your very own Italian Sausage from scratch at home, then grills the Italian Sausages on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for that wood fired flavor!
We all want to get the most mileage out of our smoking sessions, and now more than ever we’re utilizing the ingredients we have on hand over running out for ingredients. This Brisket & Dumplings recipe is a great way to do just that!
The Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger, made in the Juicy Lucy style, is truly an experience! We’re bringing together two iconic foods to get the best of both worlds. This burger is oozing with flavor, from the cheesy jalapeño stuffed burger patty to the barbecue ranch dressed greens and salty bacon. Put it all between two hearty pretzel buns, and you’ve got one unforgettable burger!
This one goes out to all moms out there! Smoked Chicken Salad is our barbecue inspired take on one of those classics that moms all over used to make. Whether you’re eating chicken salad between two slices of bread, over the top of a salad or for dipping crackers and veggies, it’s delicious comfort food that always takes us back. Happy Mother’s Day!