Peter is the visionary behind bpc – by Peter Chase. Widely considered a thought leader in the hospitality world, Peter has worked with industry luminaries the likes of Ian Schrager, Barry Sternlicht and Kevin Frid. He has been described as “one of the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry” by BlackBook, with many of his creations included in the conceptual vanguard by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Globe & Mail, and has been a significant contributor across various media platforms including television, print and radio, for his compelling concepts.
bpc’s work includes W Montréal’s famed nightclub Wunderbar and the bar that ushered in cocktail culture to Montreal, Plateau Lounge; Skybar Miami Beach with Ian Schrager; MGM Grand Casinos in Las Vegas, Detroit and Atlantic City; Caesars Palace; Planet Hollywood; Garden of Ono at the Gansevoort Hotel; W San Diego, W Downtown NYC, The Collective and many more.
Peter opened his first of many restaurants, Campagna, in 1993 with Chef Mark Strausman. Dubbed “media central” by New York Magazine, it was the bedrock for their follow-up collaboration, Freds, inside the fashion mecca for the uber stylish, Barneys New York. Peter would go on to create Bash, an event planning company for clients socializing globally, before partnering with two Michelin Star Chef Laurent Manrique, to conceptualize and open Millésime at the Carlton hotel in New York City, followed shortly thereafter by Chappaqua Station – a farm-to-town cafe in a 117-year-old train station before opening the art intensive pop up concept, etre avec toi/ê.a.t. in Montreal. In 2018, after four years in development, Peter successfully unveiled his vision for the thousand room Fairmont Queen Elizabeth’s food and beverage offerings including a Quebec inspired marché, a community hub called the Agora and a first of its kind mixology bar where bartenders create cocktails the way chefs create dishes. That same year, Peter’s work with Lexus, the luxury car company, resulted in the opening of Intersect in New York City’s Meat Packing District.
Prior to starting bpc, Peter was Vice President for Ian Schrager’s hotel company and also worked in various executive positions including the 2 Michelin Star restaurant Aquavit, Pino Luongo’s Amocor group, Roberto Ruggeri’s Bice and Four Seasons.
Peter holds a BA from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he has been invited to join the board of the Institute for Food & Beverage. Today Peter, together with his wife and two children, live in the Westchester hamlet of Chappaqua - just a stone’s throw from New York City.