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 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!
Chef Tom brings you his recipe for Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin, cooked using the reverse sear method on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and finished with a Garlic Brie Cream Sauce. This recipe is simple enough to make any day of the week, but decadent enough for the most special occasions!
Chef Tom and Chef Britt team up to bring you these truly delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, baked on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, and topped with a Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce. Let the holidays begin!
Chef Tom brings us this beautiful Smoked Fresh Ham featuring a fantastic holiday brine, classic barbecue rub and sweet and tangy glaze. It’s smoked on the Yoder Smokers YS1500s Pellet Grill, and perfect for you next holiday gathering!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and cooks up this impressive Crown Roast of Pork with Caramelized Onion & Apple Stuffing. Lightly smoky, sweet, savory and tangy, this recipe covers it all. It’s a meal fit for royalty!
Whether you’re preparing for a Thanksgiving feast or a summertime cook-out, this Apple Smoked Barbecue Turkey is just what you need! First brined in the fantastic new Cattleman’s Grill Butcher House Brine with apple cider, then injected with apple infused butter, smoked over charcoal and apple wood in the Kamado Joe and served with a Cran-Apple BBQ Sauce. It’s juicy, smokey and packed full of flavor!
Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill for his Smoked Holiday Turkey. The recipe features classic holiday flavors like apple, sage and garlic, as well as a touch of smoke from the grill and a modern seasoning technique that you may have never imagined!
Mashed potatoes reimagined… in the most delicious way! These Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes with Pancetta Gravy feature baby potatoes, roasted on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, smashed and smothered in a rich gravy with cured Italian pork!
Elevate your holiday meal with the Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roulade! Stuffed with Swiss cheese and mushrooms, wrapped in bacon and roasted on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, this alternative turkey entree is sure to impress!
Chef Tom shows us the new features that you'll get with the Kamado Joe Classic III, including the SlōRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber. In this video, Chef Tom smokes brisket, spatchcock chicken and grills tomahawk steak.
Simple ingredients and BIG flavor! That’s what these Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Pork Chops are all about. Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill, stuffs some beautiful Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork Chops to the brim with prosciutto, provolone and fresh spinach before coating them in parmesan cheese and Italian spices and cooking them on a sizzling hot griddle! To top it all off, Chef Tom show you how to prepare a simple, but powerful Gremolata.
Everyone loves the Barbecue Chicken Sandwich. This week Chef Tom shares his take on this new classic, featuring a whole spatchcock chicken smoked on the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, scratch-made Blue Cheese Slaw, spicy pickles and two fantastic BBQ sauces! Is your mouth watering yet?
Fire up the grill, it’s time to fry up some fish tacos! That’s right, forget about making a greasy mess of your kitchen, take the frying outside. These Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Hatch Chile Slaw are everything you want out of a late summer meal!