Committee Member: Charles Peed

Charles Peed

Palm Beach -

Charles Peed lives in the center of the island—and he likes to be in the center of the action. While he holds a coveted degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu, today he has started his own design and retail business based in Palm Beach. “Having the world stage of Instagram has made it a non-seasonal non-regional business,” he says, “which is really rewarding.” A self-taught, hands-on person, he notes that “there is no business plan for my particular niche, which allows me to have very few boundaries. That is a wonderful, fearless quality I have gained from this experience.”


Favorite sport to watch?

Tennis. Wimbledon 2019 men's finals. As good as it gets.

Favorite sport to play?


Best vacation ever?

Capri. Days at La Canzone Del Mare in the Villa Marina Piccola. Dinner anywhere on the island and late-night dancing at Taverna Anema e Core.

Dream trip destination?

Buenos Aires for an extended period to explore the city. I have had a taste and definitely want to go back for more.

Favorite dessert?

My chocolate mousse. It's my specialty.

Underrated food?

Buttered Toast with a sprinkle of salt.

Dish you're best at cooking?

Cheese souffle.

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami. Amazing Greek cuisine with the rumbling and rambling feel of a very long lunch.

Dream road trip?

My road trip would be with me driving, and my passengers would be two of my favorite artists. Henri Matisse for his use of intense colors and flatforms along with Louise Nevelson for her crazed appetite for objects and the monochromatic. I can only imagine their contrary backgrounds and wild stories; it would lead to a long but memorable road trip.

Favorite TV show as a kid?


Favorite movies?

Rear Window - Alfred Hitchcock. His ability to capture so many different moments in one setting always gets me.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Grace Kelly. She has humor, elegance, and beauty.

Favorite bands?

The Rolling Stones, Milky Chance, Odesza.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Swan Lake, Baths of Caracalla in Rome.

Car you drive now?


Car you'd like to drive?

Forest Greeen - Jaguar E-Type (1961).

Best car you've owned?

Mini Cooper S, Manual.

Got a favorite watch?

Hermes Cape Cod double tour strap or Chanel J12 Chromatic GMT Automatic Charcoal Titanium Ceramic.

Got a dream watch?

Chopard - L.U.C 1937 42 MM, Automatic, Stainless Steel.

Summer drink of choice?

COLD Rosé Domaine Ott.

Bourbon or scotch?

Scotch. Oban 14 year.

Vodka or gin?



Acqua di Parma Cedro di Taormina.

Best work advice you ever got?

Pick up the phone and call!

The best thing about your career?

Starting and owning your own company forces you to have many titles. It's very compelling to force yourself to do tasks that you have no background in and thrive doing it. Balancing all aspects keeps you much more tuned in and alert to your and your business needs.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

Marathons for cures and research. I enjoy the community and personal involvement that events like marathons provide.