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Patrick O'Cain
Patrick was born and raised in Asheville, NC. After earning degrees in French and English at NC State, his career began first in teaching and publishing before following his passion into cooking. He attended the A-B Tech culinary program while working at Asheville's Curate. He received an internship at the renowned McCrady's restaurant in Charleston, SC, after which he was offered a full-time position. He left McCrady's to help open Charleston's Xiao Bao Biscuit as sous-chef. After a year and a half, Patrick decided to return home to the mountains to open a restaurant of his own. Seeing the potential in an old gas station in North Asheville, he established Gan Shan Station, naming it for the Sunset Mountain neighborhood where he grew up.

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