Fernando Peire was born in Gibraltar in 1959. He is on the Board of Caprice Holdings and has been Director of The Ivy restaurant and The Club at The Ivy since 2007. He played a key role in the 2015 major refurbishment of The Ivy restaurant and Private Room which saw The Ivy entirely rebuilt and reinvented from the ground up. The five month closure and reopening of this emblematic London restaurant were the subject of a one hour ITV documentary which has been broadcast around the world and is now available to rent on Amazon.
Fernando studied French and Law at Manchester University before devoting himself to a career in restaurants, joining The Ivy as Senior Maître d’hotel in 1990. After eight years he left, and for several years worked as a restaurant consultant on projects as far afield as Barbados, before opening the Frontline Club in London in 2004.
Fernando was “The Restaurant Inspector” in Channel 5’s critically-acclaimed televison series which ran for two seasons.
To celebrate The Ivy’s centenary, Fernando has written The Ivy Now, chronicling the history of The Ivy. Published in June 2017 by Quadrille and Illustrated by artist Brian Grimwood, this elegant, hardback book also contains dozens of stories from The Ivy's customers and staff, as well as one hundred recipes from Executive Chef Gary Lee.