Ronald (Ron) Hsu
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Ronald (Ron) Hsu is an American chef. He is the executive chef and part owner of the restaurant Lazy Betty in Atlanta, Georgia.
His mother, Betty Hsu, and his father owned many Chinese restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia from 1980 until 2008. He attended the University of Georgia as a business major, but dreamed of becoming a chef. In the spring of 2003, he started culinary school at Le Cordon Blea in Sydney, Australia. Leaving Australia 1.5 years later because of an expired visa, he worked in the kitchen of Dish in Atlanta.
From there he moved to Le Barnardin where he was executive sous chef. After seven years with Le Barnardin, he became executive chef at Le Colonial in midtown Manhattan. Two years later he returned to Le Barnardin as the creative director.
He is the founder and chef at a tasting menu-only restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia called Lazy Betty. The name is a humorous reference to his mother's work ethic. Lazy Betty is located in Chandler Park in Atlanta and Hsu's siblings Howard and Anita (owners of Sweet Auburn BBQ) are partners in the restaurant. Hsu won the top award as Atlanta magazine's Best of Atlanta 2019 new restaurant.
Hsu lives in Virginia-Highland with his wife, Jackie and their daughter, Calliope.
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