about us

Helping create amazing experiences


Who are we

We're the drinks experiences experts

Founded by Frankie Walker, with over 25 years in the drinks industry in the U.K & N.Z, from bartending & running top U.K bars through to Sales, Marketing, Brand Activation, Education & Advocacy.

Frankie founded Black Pineapple Co. in 2016, and is passionate about creating great drinks & experiences for others.

Black Pineapple collaborates with the  very best in the hospitality business to ensure that our drinks and service are a 10/10 every single time.


Dave Ryan

Event Specialist

Originally from Cork in Ireland, Dave has called Aotearoa home for the last 10 years. Dave has been serving drinks across the bar with charm for over 15 years. If you’ve been to an Irish bar in Auckland chances are Dave has served you a nice cold one. Dave takes care of a thousand things behind the scenes for your events so you don’t have to.


Luke Romanos

Event Specialist

Luke Romanos joins Black Pineapple with over 8 years experience in large event activations. Luke previously worked as an Account Manager, looking after brand activations at festivals such as Splore, Rhythm & Vines, Beervana, and The Great Kiwi Beer Festival. Luke is well known for the great relationships he builds & the quality of his work – always looking to deliver 10/10 experiences for all.

What we take care of

What we take care of


Campaign Management


Drinks Concepts


Drinks / Bar Theming


Staff Training and Education


Kit, Ingredients, Procurement


Staffing with experts


Bar & Equipment hire


Pack in / Pack out


Event Execution


Event and Duty Managers