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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.

Chile Rellenos

How to make Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos are a wonderful Mexican comfort food that’s perfect for the changing seasons. Today Chef Tom fires up the flat top Le Griddle and puts it to work. We’ll show you how to do everything on the griddle, from roasting the peppers to browning chorizo and cooking a spicy tomato sauce, then frying up the chile rellenos.

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Grilled Carnitas

How to make Grilled Carnitas

If you’re looking to make tacos, burritos, rice bowls or even a breakfast scramble, then you need these Grilled Carnitas in your life! Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and turns a Boston Butt pork shoulder into mouth watering Grilled Carnitas.

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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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