Fernando Peire is on the Board of Caprice Holdings and is Director of The Ivy restaurant & private room, and The Club at The Ivy.
Born in Gibraltar, Fernando was educated at The Latymer Grammar School in London and Manchester University, where he read Law and French. He worked for the French government for a year before deciding on a career in restaurants.
Fernando joined The Ivy in 1990 as Senior Maitre d', a position he held for eight years. In 1999, he left the company to re-launch Quo Vadis in Soho before undertaking consultancy work with clients such as Morton's Club, The Halcyon Hotel and Villa Nova in Barbados. In 2004, he was the opening consultant and then Director of the Frontline Club in London.
In March 2007, Fernando was lured back to the group as Director of The Ivy. He also oversaw the opening of private members' club, The Club at the Ivy in September 2008. In 2010, Fernando was instrumental in organising The Ivy's 20th Anniversary celebrations, which included the performance of a specially-commissioned play by oscar winning screenplay writer and playwright, Sir Ronald Harwood, called 'Heavenly Ivy', which was performed for 5 consecutive nights in the middle of the restaurant.
Fernando was invited as key speaker to the Telecom Hospitality Master Classes in Auckland, New Zealand and recently spoke at a Platform Event at the National Theatre in London.
The second series of Fernando's factual entertainment programme 'The Restaurant Inspector' airs on Thursday 3rd May 2012 at 9:00pm on Channel 5.