Ronald Hsu

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Ronald (Ron) Hsu
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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • University of Georgia
  • Le Cordon Blea
ChildrenCalliope (Daughter)
  • Betty Hsu (mother)

Ronald (Ron) Hsu is an American chef. He is the executive chef and part owner of the restaurant Lazy Betty in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Early years

His mother, Betty Hsu, and his father owned many Chinese restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia from 1980 until 2008.[2] 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.[2] After seven years with Le Barnardin, he became executive chef at Le Colonial[3] in midtown Manhattan.[4] Two years later he returned to Le Barnardin as the creative director.[5][6]

In 2018 he was one of the chefs that competed in the Netflix series The Final Table.[5][2][7]

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.[5] Lazy Betty is located in Chandler Park in Atlanta and Hsu's siblings Howard and Anita[8] (owners of Sweet Auburn BBQ) are partners in the restaurant.[2] Hsu won the top award as Atlanta magazine's Best of Atlanta 2019 new restaurant.[9]


Hsu lives in Virginia-Highland with his wife, Jackie and their daughter, Calliope.


  1. Figueras, Ligaya; Journal-Constitution, The Atlanta. "The legacy of longtime Atlanta restaurateur Betty Hsu". ajc. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 McKibben, Beth (2018-10-22). "Atlanta Chef Takes on His Mentor in New Netflix Culinary Competition". Eater Atlanta. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  3. "Atlanta Chef Appearing On Netflix's 'The Final Table' In November". Midtown, GA Patch. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  4. Cuozzo, Steve (2014-09-26). "New chef draws A-list celebs to fan favorite Le Colonial". New York Post. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brock, Wendell (2019-02-12). "Chef Ron Hsu's ambitious journey from Manhattan's Le Bernardin to Candler Park's Lazy Betty". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  6. "Check Out Atlanta's Hardest Working Chefs at Lazy Betty". Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  7. "Mixcloud". Mixcloud. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  8. May 9; 2018. "Chef Ron Hsu Bringing Lazy Betty Restaurant to Atlanta in 2018". FSR magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. Jaffe, Marcia Caller (2020-01-22). "Lazy Betty Like No Other". Atlanta Jewish Times. Retrieved 2020-12-29.

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