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 like the idea of a cocktail that features the most outrageous garnishes you can imagine (bacon? slider? smoked beef jerky?!) and is designed to be consumed before noon, then please read on. We present to you our take on bunch’s favorite cocktail. This is the Bloody Mary with scratch-made smoked beef jerky!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, slathers a beautiful standing rib roast in a savory Italian inspired wet rub and smokes this flavor packed Tuscan Prime Rib to medium rare. We round it all out with an Herbed Creme Fraiche sauce, made from scratch.
Chef Tom smokes pecans on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and shares a quick and easy candy making demo for these Smoked Pralines! A perfect gift or party treat for the holidays. Hello, smoky sweetness!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to bake these incredible tasty, free form individual apple pies, featuring a bright, citrusy filling, rich with holiday spices and a scratch-made dough. This is the Apple Galette!
Chef Tom brings you his recipe for Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin, cooked using the reverse sear method on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and finished with a Garlic Brie Cream Sauce. This recipe is simple enough to make any day of the week, but decadent enough for the most special occasions!
Chef Tom and Chef Britt team up to bring you these truly delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, baked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, and topped with a Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce. Let the holidays begin!
Chef Tom brings us this beautiful Smoked Fresh Ham featuring a fantastic holiday brine, classic barbecue rub and sweet and tangy glaze. It’s smoked on the Yoder Smokers YS1500s Pellet Grill, and perfect for you next holiday gathering!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and cooks up this impressive Crown Roast of Pork with Caramelized Onion & Apple Stuffing. Lightly smoky, sweet, savory and tangy, this recipe covers it all. It’s a meal fit for royalty!