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.
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!
Take us back to the beach… This week Chef Tom is reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Smoking hundreds of pounds of Creekstone Farms pork on the beach, feeding a thousand of our closest friends tacos. We may not be able to travel back in time, but we can still make delicious tacos at home (on a smaller scale, of course).
Winner, winner chicken dinner just got extra delicious! Chicken Spiedini is a breaded chicken dish cooked on the grill that will fill your bellies and your hearts. Served over pasta, rice or all alone, it doesn’t really matter
Buttermilk Barbecue Smoked Chicken brings together two techniques that result in one tasty bird! Buttermilk has long been used as a tenderizer for brining chicken prior to frying. As the chicken soaks in the buttermilk the acidity begins to open and expand the cell structure of the meat, allowing the liquid to be absorbed and retained, which in turn gives you a very tender bite of chicken. Chef Tom smokes up the buttermilk brined chicken on the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, for that old school smoke flavor!
This week Chef Tom brings us a scratch-made Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit sandwich, grilled on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill! Check out these delicious sour cream biscuits, homemade breakfast sausage patties grilled like burgers on the GrillGrates, and sunny side up eggs!
Chef Tom takes chicken breasts to the next level with this double stacked grilled chicken sandwich with Nashville hot pub cheese, roasted garlic & bacon aioli and fresh veggies on a pretzel bun! This is the Pub Cheese Grilled Chicken Sandwich!
We all love Chili Frito Pie! Chef Tom makes a few adjustments to his Smoked Tri-tip Chili to utilize freezer and pantry staple items for that party snack that everyone loves, hello grilled Frito Chili Pie!