Our journey of deliciousness

When drinks SUCKED at events..

Black Pineapple was launched by hospitality veteran Frankie Walker in 2017. Frankie worked at drinks giants Lion for 12 years, and has over 30 years experience in the drinks and hospitality industry, in the U.K and N.Z.

“As part of my role with Lion, I’d go to heaps of amazing events and it always struck me.. The venue looks amazing, the food is awesome, the band or DJ are killing it, but the drinks & drinks service are sh!t! (The bigger the event, the worse the drinks).

We’ve now catered thousands of in person events and pride ourselves in the absolute quality of our cocktails, speed of service and awesomeness of staff. Every element has to be perfect and thought through, from the quality of the ice, to the way the team present themselves.


Our journey of deliciousness

When you got locked down at home..

March 2020 and it was illegal to gather in groups. Ruh-roh!!! We went back to the drawing board and in under 12 weeks launched our E-Commerce business, taking the same quality approach to delicious cocktails, packaged up with pro bar gear, glassware and garnishes, delivered to wherever you were, nationwide. We helped Aotearoa get through, one Espresso Martini at a time, and meanwhile saved the business. 

*Note we shipped our last E-Commerce order (for now!) in December 23. THANK YOU for your support!


Our journey of deliciousness

When all the hospo workers left the country..

In 2023 we answered the call put out by caterers, hotels, stadiums and bars struggling to execute outstanding cocktails, creating a wholesale part of the business. 

Our premium Trade Cocktails are now proudly poured by Air New Zealand, Scenic Hotels nationwide and can be enjoyed at Spark Arena, Ellerslie events centre and many, many other locations

We have some super exciting projects in the pipeline, so follow our journey on our socials, stay in touch and watch this space. Our journey of deliciousness continues as yours is about to begin. Get in touch! Frankie and the Black Pineapple team.


Hospitality Solutions

We specialise in providing outstanding drinks & service for large events, with a focus on quality and real speed of service. You’d hire a chef to create amazing food, a DJ for outstanding music, and Black Pineapple for unforgettable drinks.

Premium Drinks Catering

We’re highly experienced in catering for large groups and are passionate about world class drinks & excellent speed of service. We know how to deliver fresh & perfectly balanced drinks at pace, never compromising on quality.

Cocktail Masterclasses

Get your work team, clients or friend group together for an unforgettable hands-on cocktail making experience. Our expert bartender / presenters will share insider tips, tricks and techniques on this journey of delicious discovery.