About Us

About Chef Joseph Hsu

Joe Hsu is originally from Taiwan, but moved to the States when he was 12 years old, settling in Pennsylvania. After attending Penn State University, Joe followed his childhood interest in cooking to the Circular Dining Room at the Hotel Hershey, a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort, where he worked as an apprentice and later as an executive sous chef. Joe served as the Executive Chef at Willie G’s in Denver and then as the Regional Chef with Landry’s Restaurants where he spent five years heading up four of the Landry’s concepts which had him working in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. After spending a year as the Executive Chef at the South Hampton Inn on Long Island, Joe returned to the D.C. area where he worked as the Executive Chef at the Red Cross National Headquarters and later at the AOL Headquarters in Dulles, VA. Returning once again to Denver, Joe served as the Executive Chef at Simm’s Steakhouse where he established himself as a top chef in the Denver region. In 2013, the waves of change brought him to Indiana where he currently works as the Executive Chef at the Indianapolis Zoo and oversees two other Centerplate facilities. One of his accomplishments during his time at the Indianapolis Zoo is achieving REAL Certification. The Indianapolis Zoo is the first zoo in the country to receive this high honor as well as the first establishment in the state of Indiana. He is an ACF Certified Executive Chef and remains an active member of the ACF. Joe was one of the first chefs to become involved in the Chefs Move to School program and spent two years working with the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, CO. He continued his work in Indiana with the Washington School District in Indianapolis. Joe continues his efforts in educating children on healthy eating as a guest chef at Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Joe has competed in ACF events and has participated in several fundraisers such as the Great Chef of the West, March of Dimes Star Chefs Event and the Have a Heart event. He describes his cooking style as international fusion and contemporary American cuisine.


About 5280 Bistro LLC

Established in 2016, 5280 Bistro's mission is to provide fresh, delicious, high-quality food to those who do not have the time or knowledge to prepare their own and to those celebrating a special event. Our job is to simplify your life. Chef Joe strives to prepare meals that satisfy your senses as well as your appetite.

Chef Joe offers custom in-home meal services and cooking lessons along with event and catering services.

About the Ingredients

As any chef will tell you, an excellent meal begins with excellent ingredients. 5280 Bistro sources all their ingredients from the most reputable local food suppliers and markets in the Midwest region. Each ingredient is hand-selected and inspected for quality and freshness by the chef prior to your event. We pride ourselves in using certified organic ingredients when possible.