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Tom Jackson

Staff Chef

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.

Grilled Lobster Rolls

How to make Grilled Lobster Rolls

Chef Tom offers up his take on an east coast summer classic with these Grilled Lobster Rolls. The fresh lobster gets a quick par-boil before hitting the grill. It's lightly charred over charcoal in the Yoder Smokers Adjustable Charcoal Flat Top Grill, then tossed in a compound butter and piled high on a fresh homemade brioche roll. This recipe is worth the splurge!

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Wagyu Brisket

How to make Wagyu Brisket

Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to smoke a delicious KC Cattle Company whole wagyu brisket. For this cook we let the brisket smoke open and unwrapped from start to finish, creating an impressive bark and smoke ring. Couple this technique with the injection and the fat content of the wagyu brisket and you get a juicy brisket with incredible texture and flavor with very little effort!

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