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Joanne Henry: The Pineapple Purveyor

Updated: May 14


The pandemic has turned everything upside down, especially the Conference Management industry. Matt speaks with his friend Joanne Henry –– an event planner. Matt and Joanne first met way back in 1989 at Acadia University.


Joanne describes the current state of Conference Management –– how are businesses adapting to COVID-19 and what her predictions are for the next few years.

Details: (register here)


Cooking in Tuscany

Date: June 26th

Time: 12Noon EDT

Duration: 70 Minutes


About the Event:


Join us as the Pineapple Purveyor travels to Italy, where we will be joining Chef Chicca at her Tuscan Italian Farm House and Cooking School to learn how to make a delicious pasta dish - Cavatelli with Asparagus.


Located on the Bolgheri Region of Tuscany, Chicca founded her cooking school over 20 years ago and loves sharing authentic Italian recipes with her guests. In todays virtual experience we will learn how to make a delicious pasta dish - Cavatelli with Asparagus! Cavatelli pasta is popular throughout Southern Italy and traditional today in Abruzzo, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily. Made from three simple ingredients, durum wheat semolina flour, lukewarm water, and a pinch of salt, cavatelli are considered to be one of the oldest pasta types.


Joanne also talks about her new venture, The Pineapple Purveyor. Travel restrictions put a lid on global adventure. Recognizing the pain of cooped up travellers, Joanne devised The Pineapple Purveyor. This online service brings brings "curated" travel experiences right to your home. Online "travellers" learn how culinary and mixology masters at luxury hotels all over the world prepare their favourite drinks and dishes.


Bon virtual voyage!

Here are a few tasty-looking Instagram posts from The Pineapple Purveyor.


A delicous 14 layer chocolate cake made St. Regis Hotel Toronto


Chef Chicca in her Tuscany kitchen making a dish of gnocchi.

Chef Chicca in her Tuscany kitchen making a dish of gnocchi.


Montreal Pizza


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