Zack ‘Danger’ Brown (known on the internet as ‘The Potato Salad Guy’) and his $52,000 Kickstarter Campaign to make potato salad have made international headlines. In July, Jack Astor‘s invited Brown to Canada to create ‘The best potato salad ever’ with their head chef– and he accepted!

On Tuesday, August 5, Brown will spend the day with Jack Astor’s Executive Chef, Adrian Whitfield, in the Jack’s kitchen where Whitfield will teach Brown how to make an amazing potato salad. That night, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jack Astor’s St. Lawrence Market (73 Front St. E.), Canadians are invited to taste-test the dish, which will be served at Brown’s ultimate Potato Salad Party in Columbus, Ohio, this September.

When I launched my Kickstarter campaign, I didn’t even have a recipe for potato salad,” said Zack ‘Danger’ Brown. “So when Jack Astor’s invited me to Canada to work with their chef to develop a recipe that lives up to the hype, I jumped at the chance. I can’t wait to spend the day cooking up some magic.

The party is open to all and is free to attend. Party-goers will have the chance to meet Brown and the first 150 guests will enjoy potato salad on the house, made fresh by Brown and Jack Astor’s culinary pro (and potato salad expert) Chef Whitfield.

Brown’s original goal was to raise $10 and get a few laughs, but as of July 29, his Kickstarter campaign has raised more than $52,000. The campaign officially ends on August 2, and he plans to host a party for campaign supporters in his hometown this fall.

“We’re thrilled that Zack accepted our invitation to develop his infamous potato salad with the team at Jack Astor’s. Zack’s sense of humour is the perfect pairing to our cheeky attitude, so we’ve got a feeling Chef Whitfield’s culinary expertise will be the perfect ingredient for a winning recipe,” said Somer Mullins, Jack Astor’s marketing manager. “We hope Canadians will continue to show their support for his campaign by joining us on August 5.”

In the past month, Brown has become a feature in mainstream news and has held the Internet’s rapt attention as his donations have continued to climb. He’s been featured on Good Morning America and Buzzfeed, and has been mentioned on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Canada’s Potato Salad Party with Zack ‘Danger’ Brown will be held at Jack Astor’s St. Lawrence Market (73 Front St. E., Toronto), on Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stay in the loop by following @Jack_Astors on Twitter and Facebook. To find a Jack Astor’s location and hours of operation, visit

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