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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.

Pheasant Tinga Quesataco (Tinga de Faisan)

How to make Pheasant Tinga Quesatacos

Chicken Tinga is a delicious and popular Mexican dish comprised of shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. This week Chef Tom shares his recipe for the Pheasant Tinga Quesataco, featuring pheasant meat braised in Tinga sauce, stuffed into tortillas with cheese and finished on the griddle in the Napoleon Prestige Gas Grill.

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