Health & Safety Update
Our team at Credo is taking every precaution to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our staff and our guests.
While we have always instituted strict health and sanitation procedures, we've enhanced a number of areas in an effort to keep everyone safe.
Social Distance: removing tables from our dining room to increase the distance between guests
Sanitation: disinfecting all door handles, sinks, tables, chairs and other high-traffic touch points multiple times throughout the day.
Hygiene: requiring constant hand washing for all staff. Deploying hand sanitizer at the host stand for all guests to use upon entry and exit
Menus: temporary single use menus (normally we are very green and eco-centric but these are different times)
Family First: requiring ALL staff to stay home if they are sick and allowing ALL staff to use their accrued sick time for missed shifts or reduced hours. We also support anyone on staff who decides to stay home and not work during these difficult times
We will continue to closely monitor this fluid situation and abide by any city, state, federal, CDC or WHO directives and guidelines as they are modified.
For more information on the virus and best practices to avoid its transmission, please contact the following:
San Francisco Department of Public Health
California Department of Health
National Center for Disease Control
Credo is the Latin word for “I believe.” We believe that good food and good company go hand-in-hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the value of impassioned points of view. We believe in authentic ingredients, creative preparation and gracious hospitality.
Diners seated in the main dining room are surrounded by 15 gigantic, soaring art panels displaying a dizzying array of quotations beginning with the words “I believe.” Each panel is an assemblage of comment and commentary built on found ideas, from the inspired to the absurd, the sacred and profane, on topics ranging from race to sex to war. Nothing is off limits.
In all, they contain more than 42,000 letters, 10,000 words, over 600 quotations, by some 575 people of varying degrees of fame or infamy.
“It celebrates the juxtaposition of disparate viewpoints,” said Frank Holland, who assembled the quotations and directed the design and production of the one-of-a-kind displays. “Through the deliberate use of proximity, dimension, color and irony, we’ve achieved a third layer of meaning found in the space between the ideas.”
In an indirect way, Credo celebrates the time-honored tradition of the dinner table argument – that venerated off-the-cuff verbal slugfest punctuated by interjections of gastronomic delight. Nothing enhances a great meal like an exciting conversation, and our walls will get the discussion rolling.
Our chef, Larry Finn, creates an Italian influenced menu from seasonal ingredients. Fresh, local, sustainable, original are all words that resonate with us. Foraged mushrooms from Connie Green, asparagus from Zuckerman’s Farm, and tomatoes from Ed George all contribute to make our menu unique. By supporting our local farmers and purveyors, Chef Larry can give back to our thriving ecosystem. That’s not to say we won’t travel far for something truly special. Spanish octopus, Kauai blue prawns and French white asparagus all find their way onto our eclectic menu.
The Credo Team
Chef Larry is constantly inspired by seasonal ingredients and is passionate about supporting our local farmers and purveyors. His star-studded culinary career has included extended stops at legendary establishments such as Campton Place in San Francisco, and Lespinasse, Café Gray, Morimoto and Union Square Café in New York City. After many years on the east coast, Larry, along with his wife and two children, made the trek out to California where he assumed the helm at Scala’s Bistro and Kimpton’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel, before bringing his considerable talent to Credo. Larry holds a B.S. degree in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales.
Adriana is a San Francisco native who started in fine dining at the age of 20 in some of San Francisco's top restaurants, including One Market and Farallon. She has a background in Italian and California cuisine, but the diversity in the Bay Area has allowed her to branch out in flavors from Ethiopia to Vietnam. She specializes in wood fire and smoke, and would cook everything on a live fire if she could. In her off time she tends to the backyard garden where she grows collard greens, spinach, broccoli, and looks after the most handsomest little bear, her dog and best friend, Dr. Osito Jones (he has a Doctorate in everything little bear) .
Born in Savannah, Georgia and having trained in the finest restaurants of the East Bay, Chris boasts a portfolio of large-scale event experience as broad as his own shoulders (which are super broad). He has been part of the SF Bay Area dining scene since 1999, including stays at Stanford University and Kimpton hotels.
Brandon started working in restaurants when he was 16, busing tables and washing dishes in the East Bay where he grew up. After spending time in the kitchen, cooking at the 3 michelin starred Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena and Prima in Walnut Creek, he left the back of house and moved to Southern California to train under Master Sommelier Steven Poe at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Once becoming a Certified Sommelier, Brandon was promoted into management and oversaw the club’s three restaurants. After many years in Southern California, he returned to the Bay Area to work at The Olympic Club in San Francisco before joining the team here at Credo. He lives in the East Bay with his wife, Emily, and yellow labrador, Murphy.
ASSISSTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Jeremy was born and raised in San Francisco, attending Lincoln High before moving to Southern California to attend the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. After returning to the Bay Area, he managed the front of house at E & O Kitchen and Bar, later linking up with Brandon to oversee the food & beverage outlets at The Olympic Club. Jeremy's many passions include traveling, photography, running, and exploring the endless outdoors.
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Christopher was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where he started his hospitality career working as a food runner and server in a French cafe during college. He moved to New York and Los Angeles before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, furthering his experience as a server and banquet captain at E&O Kitchen and Bar in San Francisco. He was soon promoted to Floor Manager at E&O, where he studied to become a Cicerone while running their beer program. He continued his experience at Oakland's Camino, cultivating his love of organic ingredients and fine dining before moving on to focus on beer at Ale Industries in Oakland.
EVENT SALES MANAGER
Born into a family of self-starters, Veronica's ties to San Francisco were paved through her family's roots in the restaurant industry. Starting in 2000 with Sellini Bar and Grill of Sonoma County and growing to Steins of San Francisco in 2011, her career has spanned from dishwasher, line cook, bartender, server to partial ownership. Her entrepreneurial roots, discipline and competitive spirit lead her to become a two-time Miss California USA contestant and found a women's club, which builds sisterhood through community service and helping others. When she isn't working or meeting with her club you can find her outdoors racing sailboats, playing sports, shooting film photography or hiking in the east bay with her fiance and their puppy Coney.
EVENT SALES MANAGER
Adam is a Bay Area native who returned to the inviting climes of San Francisco from a successful career around the globe. He boasts a wealth of experience with companies like Jack Threads and Dwell Studio, and has conquered both New York City and Abu Dhabi in his travels. Adam, formerly the Event Sales Manager for Credo, has now moved on to our sister venue, the chic and stylish Merchant's Exchange Club. He will always be a member of the Credo family and serves as ambassador for all things Credo. Now as the General Manager of the Merchants Exchange Club, Adam focuses on creating an unparalleled atmosphere and a unique experience for each and every guest.
Ian is nothing if not cosmopolitan. Peruvian-Italian by way of the Bay Area and conversant in six languages, Ian is also charging toward his Advanced Sommelier certification, which puts him in rare air. Ian worked hard to build the beverage program and brought home an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in July of 2019. Part of the Credo & Merchants Exchange Productions family since 2010, Ian is a fan of sports, classic cars, his wife Gabriela and their dog Stewei (not in that order).