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.

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.



  • Creo' Restaurant

    1475 Western Avenue, Stuyvesant Plaza Albany, New York 12203



  • 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: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Call 518.482.8000 for special holiday hours.


As any magical night hosted by Creo typically starts, the Harvest Dinner started off with an impeccable presentation. Immediately, as you entered the restaurant, you felt the ambiance, the intimacy