About Creo’

On behalf of the management and staff at Creo’ Restaurant, we welcome you. Whether it is your first visit or if you are a longtime friend, we are pleased that you have chosen to dine with us.

We are committed to providing all of our patrons with an exemplary dining experience in and inviting and comfortable environment. Our unique menu and exceptional staff come together to create a very special establishment. We look forward to seeing you!

Meet The Team:
From our owners to our management staff through all of the front and back of the house staff members, Creo’ offers a group of energetic, enthusiastic people who work together to make your dining experience second to none. Our staff’s professionalism and integrity will impress you, while their charm and unique personalities will bring you back time and time again.

David White
David White

David White • President
White began a life in the restaurant business during college summers, managing Cedar Point’s Silver Dollar in his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio. In 1967, David purchased a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Utica/Rome, NY. White opened more units in upstate New York, developed twenty-seven KFC units in the Mid-Atlantic region, and expanded into Dunkin Donuts. The White Management Group continues to own and operate KFC, Dunkin Donuts and Subway units in northern New York.

In 1975, David ventured into full-service restaurants with the Plattsburgh, NY Butcher Block, an authentic steak and seafood concept wrapped by a large, simple barn. Sister restaurants followed in Raleigh, NC and Albany, NY. In 1988, David bought the Log Jam restaurant, a busy Adirondack style restaurant in Lake George, NY.


Brian White
Brian White

Brian White • Vice President
Brian oversees key restaurant projects including Cold Stone Creamery, Creo, Bountiful Bread, Mangia, and Central Steak. He started in the food business working on the dish deck at the Log Jam and during the summers in high school and college, he worked his way up from bus boy, cook, server and host, all the way to the position of manager.

After graduating from Colby, Brian spent two years racing triathlons and teaching in North Carolina and California – later attending Boston University’s School of Management. He took an extended leave of absence after his first year to start a business with his father. Brian was responsible for managing the development, operations, and disposition of nine Cold Stone Creamery units across the Northeast and eventually completed his MBA program as a part-time student. In 2007 he accepted a position with Atira Partners – a real estate development company in Edwards, Colorado – returning in 2010 to manage the Albany area restaurants. Brian and his veterinarian wife Melinda, live in the Albany area with their pets Wolfgang, Otis, and Molly Brown.

Marshall Morgan
Marshall Morgan

Marshall Morgan • General Manager
Marshall is the General Manager of Creo in Stuyvesant Plaza. He has been a part of the White Management team since January 2010. An original resident of Woming County NY, Marshall found his way to the area via college; a proud SUNY Albany Graduate with degrees in history and education.
He possesses 15+ years experience in the service industry. His love for food service comes from his maternal grandmother, whom ran the Crystal Inn in Arcade NY. He has experience with food and beverage management for a local hotel and also supervision for restaurants with NYC’s apple metro group. If you see Marshall in Creo, you will most likely find him smiling at the host stand, serving drinks behind the bar, expoditing food or talking with the guests to ensure they’re having an exciting and unique dining experience.

Vanessa Mauriello
Vanessa Mauriello

Vanessa Mauriello • General Manager
Vanessa is the acting Co-General Manager of Creo in Stuyvesant Plaza. She has worked for White Management since Creo opened its doors in 2008. An original resident of Greene County, Vanessa has had much experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For over 15 years she has served the Capital Region in many capacities; including prior management positions locally. She is proud graduate of Russell Sage and holds her Bachelor’s in Organizational Management.

Eric Sell
Eric Sell

Eric Sell • Executive Chef

Eric Sell, born in Chicago and raised in Hong Kong brings new life and a fresh perspective to Creo Restaurant. Along with Hong Kong, Eric has lived in Japan and Italy educating himself and cultivating his understanding of the culinary world. Prior to moving to the Capital Region, Sell gained an impressive background working in New York City- based restaurants such as Le Gamin, No. 7 and Tocqueville. His excitement for food and his ability to work with both the front and back of the house staff make him the perfect guy to lead our team!

Sell also values spontaneity, the true essence of creativity that makes Creo special. To keep a fresh perspective, he inspires the team to work together to develop new meals and presentation techniques, and looks for opportunities to work with local producers. Chances are, the specials on your menu today were a collaboration between Sell, Sous Chef Riyonna Caswell and our team, based on availability of the freshest ingredients and drawing inspiration from seasonal flavors.

Riyonna Caswell
Riyonna Caswell

Riyonna Caswell • Sous Chef
Riyonna a native of Maine moved to the Capital region at a young age. Riyonna first discovered her passion for cooking in a home and economics class. Her desire to combine flavors and be creative with food, propelled her into a culinary BOCES program in Saratoga Springs NY. After graduating from Schuylerville High School and BOCES in 2006; she started working for Mazzone Management. She worked and studied with them for 4+ years. Riyonna made her transition to Creo at the end of her final year with Mazzone and has now been with White Management for 3½ years.
Riyonna is acting Sous Chef at Creo. She prides herself on creating and helping her co-workers push their imagination and flavor profiles in daily specials. Her thoughtful and caring domineer makes her the perfect support for any Kitchen.

Find Us

Creo' Restaurant
1475 Western Avenue, Stuyvesant Plaza Albany, New York 12203


Our Hours

  • Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Call 518.482.8000 for special holiday hours.