The Ivy - 1-5 West Street London WC2H 9NQ
Fernando Peire - Director
Fernando Peire is on the Board of Caprice Holdings and is Director of The Ivy restaurant and The Club at The Ivy. He masterminded the opening of The Club at The Ivy in September 2008 and played a key role in organising The Ivy’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2010, during which a 30 minute play “Heavenly Ivy”, by Oscar-winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood, was commissioned and performed for five consecutive nights in the middle of the restaurant. He has played a key role in the 2015 major refurbishment of the restaurant and private dining room.
Fernando studied French and Law at Manchester University before devoting himself to a career in restaurants, joining The Ivy as Senior Maître d’ in 1990. After eight years, he departed and worked for several years as a restaurant consultant before opening the Frontline Club in London in 2004 and returning to The Ivy in 2007.
Fernando was “The Restaurant Inspector” in Channel 5’s critically-acclaimed eponymous series, which ran for two seasons.