So what do you do when you raise over $50,000 to make a simple potato salad? Why, you throw a giant potato salad party and have a spud-tacular good time! Zack “Danger” Brown, who infamously raised over $50,000 for a Kickstarter potato salad campaign, is finally cashing in on his runaway success by partnering with Canadian chain Jack Astor’s to throw a potato salad party and cook-off in Toronto, followed by a party in his hometown.
Zack will learn how to make a top-notch potato salad with the help of Jack Astor’s executive chef, Adrian Whitfield. From there, he will head to the St. Lawrence Market where he will hand out samples of his infamous potato salad to the lucky first 150 people on line. He’s calling it “PotatoStock 2014.”
Brown will also head to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, in September, where he will host another potato salad party, featuring the recipe from Jack Astor’s, as well as live entertainment and other food vendors.
So if you donated money to Zack’s curious campaign, where will it be going? Thankfully, Brown told Dispatch that he was able to offset the costs through sponsors, and will be donating most of the Kickstarter funds to a charity to help Columbus’ hungry and homeless.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi