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 walks us through the process of making a modern aioli. This Grilled Lemon Dill Aioli is a hybrid of the classic aioli and mayonnaise, and with the kiss of char from the Napoleon Grills Prestige P500, it’s a perfect condiment for everything from seafood to burgers to grilled veggies and more!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for these insanely delicious, incredibly simple Texas Style Smoked Beef Cheeks, and turns it all into a fantastic chopped beef barbecue sandwich!
The petite tender, or teres major, is a lesser known cut of beef that rivals the tenderloin in texture and flavor, but costs a fraction of the price. Chef Tom shares a simple technique for preparing a flavor packed steak on the Kamado Joe Classic III charcoal grill with his take on Grilled Petite Tender.
It’s not as crazy as it sounds, I promise. Ok, maybe it is, BUT it’s absolutely delicious. These Peanut Butter & Jelly Chicken Wings are a bite of nostalgia mixed with American barbecue as well as Asian flavors. It’s fusion-que at its best!
Chef Tom brings you a Midwest spin on this Italian classic, braising segments of oxtail in a rich flavor base of tomatoes, veggies, herbs and wine in a cast iron dutch oven on the grill. Oxtail Osso Buco served on a bed of creamy polenta is the winter warmer you’ve been waiting for!
Chef Tom fires up the Kamado Joe ceramic charcoal grill for this fantastic vegetarian appetizer! This Buffalo Cauliflower is first smoke-roasted whole on the grill with apple wood before being broken down for a quick pan fry in the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. Smoky, crispy, tangy and delicious!
Everyone knows about sweet, salty, sour and bitter, but have you met your new best friend, UMAMI?! It’s that fifth sense of taste that your brain associates with savory, delicious roasted meats, and it's the star of the show in this recipe for Umami Bomb Brisket!
If you like the idea of a cocktail that features the most outrageous garnishes you can imagine (bacon? slider? smoked beef jerky?!) and is designed to be consumed before noon, then please read on. We present to you our take on bunch’s favorite cocktail. This is the Bloody Mary with scratch-made smoked beef jerky!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, slathers a beautiful standing rib roast in a savory Italian inspired wet rub and smokes this flavor packed Tuscan Prime Rib to medium rare. We round it all out with an Herbed Creme Fraiche sauce, made from scratch.
Chef Tom smokes pecans on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and shares a quick and easy candy making demo for these Smoked Pralines! A perfect gift or party treat for the holidays. Hello, smoky sweetness!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to bake these incredible tasty, free form individual apple pies, featuring a bright, citrusy filling, rich with holiday spices and a scratch-made dough. This is the Apple Galette!