The Believers in Culinary Culture
Our team is rooted in a long history of both foodservice and healthcare. A unique blend of experience and networks supporting one belief, Culinary Culture. Where the focus is always on creating the best environment for your foodservice staff. We want to ensure they have what they need to provide the best care for your residents, patients and their families.
Tucker grew up in the foodservice industry. First working at his family’s food distribution business serving 4 states in the Midwest. From there he went on to start several restaurants and cafes in Kansas City where he learned foodservice operations. Always the entrepreneur, he later went on to create a company to help serve the independent Senior Living Communities with a new model of a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Tucker found his passion in helping caregivers manage their communities through cost management services and providing foodservice operations with the tools to improve patient and resident satisfaction. He understood that Hospitality and Culinary Arts to be the cornerstones to a successful culture in healthcare communities. Tucker enjoys being personally involved with our clients in coaching them in their overall Business Strategy, Staff Learning & Development Strategies, Marketing Strategies and any other creative demands they dream up.
VP of Educational Development (Co-Founder)
Greg has been working on hospitality, healthcare and restaurant development projects for over 15 years. Prior to that, he worked for over 14 years in hotel and resort management positions from Restaurant Manager to Banquet Manager to Hotel General Manger. He is an experienced coach and consultant whose goal is to improve foodservice in Healthcare through a holistic approach by enhancing employee engagement, process improvement, kitchen and dining room design and proper investment. Greg is a former Executive Chef and Chef Instructor at Johnson and Wales University.
Director of Sales
Betsy’s career as a Registered Licensed Dietitian spreads across a thirty plus year tenure in the Senior Living segment of Healthcare. Her focus is on Senior Care best practices, regulatory compliance and new product analysis. Betsy has served as a subject matter expert for Health related media such as television and radio broadcasts. She is a sought after speaker for state and local Foodservice Associations, and is a Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. Betsy resides in Georgia and enjoys traveling, entertaining and spending time with husband and family
Director of Technology
Scott brings 15 years of experience in software engineering and architecture as well as 8 years of project management and digital marketing. He oversees all of the Pineapple Academy’s technology initiatives as well supporting our clients in developing business processes and automation. With Scott’s help our goal is at the Pineapple Academy is to provide a “best-in-class” client experience when it comes to satisfying the needs of the individual. A flexible, easy to use solution is always our strategy when it comes to our clients technologies needs. Scott is also a devoted husband and father of 3. He enjoys gardening, fishing and wood working.
Director of Client Services
Allen joins The Pineapple Academy bringing 35 years of business expertise through business ownership, partnerships, and business management. His skill set includes financial management, sales, marketing and training. Allen has been the founder and CEO of several successful companies and is excited to join our team to develop and formulate change in Healthcare Communities through Culinary Culture. Allen enjoys spending time traveling, and being with his wife and family.