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 takes us back to basics as he fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and walks us through the process of preparing the perfect Grilled Strip Steak and how to make it even better with a delicious compound butter!
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!
Chef Tom fires up the Kamado Joe for this smoked Pork Belly Banh Mi with scratch made pickled daikon & carrots, fresh cilantro and jalapeños stuffed into a baguette spread with Sriracha mayo. Your taste buds will thank you!
So you've got leftover brisket... On occasion, it happens. Could you reheat it and throw it on a bun with some sauce? Sure. You could. Or you could go the extra mile and make a batch of these Brisket Nachos with Smoked Queso and your life will be forever changed. Do the right thing!
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!
Summer is the perfect time for grilled fresh fish tacos, which is exactly why Chef Tom is firing up the Napoleon Grills Prestige 500 gas grill for these Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos. Fresh, bright and juicy with just a touch of char from the grill!
If you're looking for tasty barbecue burnt ends without buying a whole brisket or paying a premium for a brisket point, then look no further. In this video Chef Tom smokes up a beef chuck roast and turns it into Poor Man's Burnt Ends.