Co-executive chef named for Gàn Shān Station

COMING SOON: Chef Patrick O'Cain hopes to open his new Asian restaurant, Gàn Shān Station by the end of December. Photo by Tim Robison

Patrick O’Cain has chosen a kitchen co-conspirator for Gàn Shān Station, his new venture on Charlotte Street. On Tuesday, O’Cain, owner of the soon-to-open Asian-themed restaurant, announced that Charleston, S.C., chef Chris Hathcock will join him in the role of co-executive chef at the eatery, which is slated to open later this year in the old gas station at 143 Charlotte Street.

Hathcock, a sous chef at Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston, was a 2013 Eater Young Gun semifinalist.

O’Cain, who grew up in Asheville near Charlotte Street, moved back to his old neighborhood in June after a stint in Charleston working first at McCrady’s then at Asian restaurant Xiao Bao Biscuit.

This summer, O’Cain began renovations on the dilapidated Charlotte Street building with plans to open a lunch and dinner spot featuring a variety of Asian noodle dishes and family-style meals. Once upgrades to the structure are complete, the indoor area will seat 60 and feature an open kitchen and a cocktail bar.

At least twice as much seating will eventually be available in an outside patio area, and a generous lot will offer parking adjacent to the building.

“I want this to be a restaurant where people come to enjoy the food, enjoy the atmosphere and bring the community together,” O’Cain said during an August interview with Xpress.

O’Cain hopes to open the restaurant this winter. Click here for updates on the progress at Gàn Shān Station.

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Gina Smith is the Mountain Xpress Food section editor and writer. She can be reached at gsmith@mountainx.com.

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One thought on “Co-executive chef named for Gàn Shān Station

  1. Erica

    So excited for new Xao Bao Biscuit style restaurant in my neighborhood! Bring on Gan Shan Station! Yum

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