The Pineapple People Saga

Where do you find out about the beginning of hospitality? Wikipedia is a great start, but there are better places, places that are older and have more history, and where fake news is not as common. The Stockholm City Library is where we went to research the essence of where hospitality started. There we found out the truth about hospitality, the pineapple, and the birth of hospitality.

Pineapples and hospitality have long had a strong and intimate connection. It has been speculated that “where there is a pineapple visible through a window or on top of a home, there also lies warm and friendly folk that will take you in.” Although there is some truth in this, this is not the whole story.

Ancient skilled tradesmen adventurers from the Carabeen–where the best pineapples grow–traveled the world to find new skills, trade, and learn more about the world. They always brought pineapples–rare in other parts of the world–as a gift of kindness and respect to their new and unaware and sometimes skeptical hosts. Their desire was always to bring something to their hosts, a new skill, a trade, or knowledge in exchange for the same. They always brought something to the table whilst receiving something as well.

These adventurers were quickly named Pineapple People, the original inventors of win-win, adding value and the origin of the pineapple and hospitality saga.

We loved this idea and immediately saw ourselves in them, we aspire to be Pineapple People, bringing skill, adding value, and always seeking the win-win.

The organization & The Team

About our mission and our organization

We are a full-service staffing company dedicated to supporting the restaurant, hotel, and event business in Stockholm by working with long-term sustainable strategies. 

  • Our founders have over 30 years of combined domestic and international experience in the hospitality and travel industry. 
  • Our mission is to contribute to and build on a continued high level of service in the hospitality, restaurant, and event industry. 
  • Our vision is to build up a pool of staff that can add value to organizations that are in need of labor within hotels, event venues, and restaurants.

Our organization

Leif Werling

Partner

CEO& CFO (Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer-VD)

 leif@pineapplepeople.se

0700902734

Peter Moltin

Partner

CPO (Chief People Officer)

  peter@pineapplepeople.se

0700902733

Vesna Mirkovic

Partner

COO(Chief Operating Officer)

  vesna@pineapplepeople.se

0700902732

Stellan Werling

Chairman of the Board

stellan@pineapplepeople.se