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 shows us the new features that you'll get with the Kamado Joe Classic III, including the SlōRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber. In this video, Chef Tom smokes brisket, spatchcock chicken and grills tomahawk steak.
Simple ingredients and BIG flavor! That’s what these Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Pork Chops are all about. Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, stuffs some beautiful Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork Chops to the brim with prosciutto, provolone and fresh spinach before coating them in parmesan cheese and Italian spices and cooking them on a sizzling hot griddle! To top it all off, Chef Tom show you how to prepare a simple, but powerful Gremolata.
Everyone loves the Barbecue Chicken Sandwich. This week Chef Tom shares his take on this new classic, featuring a whole spatchcock chicken smoked on the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, scratch-made Blue Cheese Slaw, spicy pickles and two fantastic BBQ sauces! Is your mouth watering yet?
Fire up the grill, it’s time to fry up some fish tacos! That’s right, forget about making a greasy mess of your kitchen, take the frying outside. These Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Hatch Chile Slaw are everything you want out of a late summer meal!
Chef Tom has now logged hundreds of hours on the YS640s and gives his take on how the new grill from Yoder Smokers performs. Check out features including how the grill syncs with the new Yoder Drive App, the new control board and Chef Tom's favorite cooking setups.