Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas
Trolley'd

Trolley'd

Will be your captain for the flight.

Chris Thomas, cocktail and kombucha teacher
5.0 (68)
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Trolley'd is Australia's first portable bar embracing the qualities of sustainability, foraged native Australian and local organic produce, all served from re-purposed airline cart bar trolleys. Our cocktails use ingredients sourced from local farms, and native Australian ingredients foraged by our team.



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5

• Jul 2019


We highly recommend this class. Chris was a knowledgable and patient teacher..fantastic ingredients ,and a fun activity to do with friends. We absolutely loved this class, if your looking for something out of the box to do with your pals then this is for you.
5

• Jun 2019


Great date night!

Many (delicious) drinks, many laughs and learnt a lot! recommend very highly
5

• Jul 2019


We had a fantastic experience at this cocktail making class. The set up of the warehouse where the class is was such a great surprise! Not going to give much away but our teacher was wearing a pilot uniform ;) The cocktails were so delicious! Highly recommend!
5

• Jul 2019


This was a fantastic choice. Great for a team outing or event starter. Venue is excellent and Chris was phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, easy going and funny. Made 4 amazing drinks and we all enjoyed them. Top points for these guys. Would definitely recommend and book again.
5

• Jul 2019


Class was great really interactive and our group really enjoyed the activity. The teacher was very knowledgeable and was really fun and approachable. The cocktails and ingredients were quite unique in their use of Australian ingredients. All in all we had a great time would definitely recommend.
5

• Jun 2019


The class was an amazing experience. The venue was cute and quirky. Chris’s passion for cocktails was infectious, and his knowledge of botanicals was incredible. Highly recommend.
5

• Jun 2019


Fantastic class! Started a little bit unconventional - the venue is down some back streets and is decked out like a budget airline, complete with half a plane. But the teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the drinks were delicious. Would definitely recommend :)
5

• Jun 2019


This classic is a dead set classical affair. Part hilarious banter, part genuine passion and knowledge for cocktails and Aussie botanicals. Make a night of it!
5

• Jun 2019


I had a great time and the class was great. There were great cocktails and a great atmosphere.
5

• Jun 2019


Extremely fun and engaging, Captain Chris was a fantastic teacher. Would recommend this to all!
5

• Jun 2019


Very knowledgeable teacher and a fun venue! You learn an incredible amount in only one hour and take home your own bottle of kombucha and a little mother (scoby!). I loved it and would totally recommend you anyone interested in learning more about making your own brew

Kombucha workshop review by Sara Ormond
5

• Jun 2019


Set in a quirky Ansett themed warehouse, host Chris was equally quirky and very enthusiastic about kombucha.
Instructions were fairly unstructured but that was part of the charm. Took a mother and fermenting bottle home. 5 stars
5

• Jun 2019


Really great! Chris was awesome and really knowledgeable. Interesting insights into local native botanicals and flavours.
5

• Jun 2019


Such a fun night! Instructor was great and space was really different.
Would highly recommend.
5

• Jun 2019


Completely exceeded our expectations. The venue is fantastic. It's full hands on. Very fun. I went my my daughter. Will defintely go back with my wife
5

• Jun 2019


Brilliant informative cocktail making class with excellent spin of natural native ingredients. Chris was an amazing captain! Highly recommended!

4

• May 2019


Chris was very entertaining — love him. Drinks were awesome. Would definitely recommend to others! Thanks Chris!
5

• May 2019


Great class - a really personable teacher, who went through the making of Kombucha in a fun and easy to understand way and some great Kombucha made! Highly recommend.
5

• May 2019


Pretty cool set up in terms of being in the Trolley’d garage space but I think a sign out the front would be great we had a little difficulty finding the place. The course was great and super informative and our group really enjoyed it. Definitely would recommend for friends or date!

Kombucha Making Workshop review by Livia Raj
5

• May 2019


Chris is an absolute legend. Best cocktail making class to exist. He was very knowledgeable about everything to do with native plants and cocktail making. The venue was also super cool. We had 4 full cocktails which I thought was very generous. Highly recommend!!!!!
5

• May 2019


Class was excellent. The flavours of the house made alcohol were surprisingly outstanding. Overall impressed and would suggest to anyone hesitating to partake in this class to just do it as it was totally worth it.
4

• May 2019


Very enjoyable class with a friendly & professional teacher - good knowledge of where to find ingredients. Venue was very interesting & original. Would definitely recommend for a fun friends/couples activity.
5

• May 2019


Great afternoon! Innovative, native Australian twists on classic cocktails. Hands on and fun! Highly recommend.
4

• May 2019


Teacher was entertaining and professional atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Setting was retro warehouse, very creative recycling of ex-Ansett Australia gear. We learnt to make a nice mix of different cocktails in groups of 3-5 people per trolley. Ingredients were supplied, had to do a bit of walking around to other groups to get some missing bits.
5

• May 2019


Great vibe in the heart if Newtown. Cocktails made were amazing!
Loved the class but wish we could have a copy of the recipes for all the cocktails!
4

• Apr 2019


Did the native ingredient cocktail making course, really well done. All equipment and ingredients were set up and ready, great organisation. The teacher, Chris, kept things moving at a good pace so there was enough time to do everything but no hanging around waiting.

There were only eight in the group so we had all the attention we needed. Chris demonstrated first then we got to make our own and they were yummy!
5

• Apr 2019


Class was awesome it is located in a warehouse decked out like a plane hanger! Random airline theme. Guy running the class was awesome super knowledgeable on native plants and drinks! We made 4 cocktails total, they were easy to make and absolutely delicious i loved all of them. Will say i thought we might learn how to make some of the liquor using native plants but apparently its quiet complex. Regardless had such a blast, great idea although a heads up we were definitely very on our way to drunk post 4 cocktails so I definitely wouldn’t drive. Fun class
4

• Apr 2019


Really enjoyed this fun class; ideal for beginners; affordable; nice relaxed atmosphere and a great use of native ingredients. All that was missing was a recipe sheet to take home as I couldn't remember all the ingredients and measurements after drinking the 4 cocktails we made.
5

• Apr 2019


Intimate small class of 9 participants. Everyone got to try shaking and mixing their own drinks. 4 drinks were taught and made. Chris was funny and easy to follow along and informative of the local native herbs and fruits.
Entrance was a bit tricky to find.
5

• Apr 2019


We loved our cocktail-making class. The teachers were super-knowledgable and made the class interesting and fun - and we loved the venue! Very cool. A great night was had by all. Thanks heaps.
5

• Apr 2019


Chris was very fun, informative and helpful with the making of everyone’s cocktails. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about cocktail making and Australian native plants!
5

• Apr 2019


My girl friend and I had a great time with a unique class that emphasizes on using Australian ingredients. The host is friendly and very knowledgeable on all the ingredients we used and the history of where they came from. I would 10/10 recommend this class to my friends and return again for another class
5

• Apr 2019


Teachers were friendly funny and knowledgeable. Venue was cool and super interesting. Cocktails were very very tasty
5

• Apr 2019


Really funky setup, with old planes, colour and great atmosphere. The instructor was a good laugh and real knowledgeable. You're not going to get such a unique experience anywhere else. They put a lot of effort into great tasting, different cocktails!
5

• Apr 2019


Quirky and interesting, very knowledgeable, engaging teacher, great tasting cocktails and good fun, highly recommend
5

• Apr 2019


It was fantastic. Chris was fun and very informative. Awesome tidbits of info about Australian flora. Great tasting cocktails.
10 outta 10 would recommend.
5

• Apr 2019


Loved the decor and the cocktails, and all the native Australian botanicals. Local really means local!
5

• Apr 2019


I had the most insane cocktail class with Chris who took us through an amazing journey where we learnt how indigenous fruits and herbs were infused into various spirits thus leading to the creation of some amazing cocktails. I would definitely recommend this class to my friends as I’m sure they would have an amazing time
4

• Mar 2019


Great class...I really enjoyed it. Chris is a natural entertainer, friendly and knowledgeable. The venue is quirky and fun, and the class size (7) was perfect for engagement. We made four cocktails - all unusual and delicious. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it seemed to move so fast - I'm a 'girlie swot' by nature, so would have liked to take notes and dive into more discussion on the native ingredients, but the pace and set-up didn't seem conducive. I'd do it again though, and certainly recommend it to anyone!
5

• Mar 2019


I took my mate here for her birthday and we had an absolute blast. Chris was incredibly knowledgable on Australian botanicals, Indigenous Australian history and of course, taught us how to make great cocktails. Would highly recommend for any occasion, the venue is super quirky and a great place to make and sip on cocktails.
5

• Mar 2019


Great fun class and you get to enjoy what you make. Chris provided some laughs and a lot of tips about flavoring diffe
5

• Mar 2019


Great fun. The guys are passionate about what they do, which is refreshing to see.
Would definitely do this again with some other friends.
5

• Mar 2019


Excellent class. Interesting to learn about Australian native plants and how to use them. The cocktails we made were delicious. Highly recommend this class!
5

• Feb 2019


Loved the experience! The venue is funky and gives an amazing vibe! It’s fun and the host is fun and welcoming. It was a birthday gift and i went with a group of friends. We had the best time ever!
5

• Feb 2019


Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a fun and informative evening, and although I'm probably not going to go foraging for my own ingredients to make cocktails, I will no doubt appropriate some of the things I've learned about native flora to demonstrate how knowledgeable I am at dinner parties, should I ever be invited to a dinner party again
5

• Feb 2019


Fucking banging. Like seriously banging. I really thought it was banging. Seriously banging. Seriously banging
5

• Feb 2019


Fab venue, great teacher and a really fun evening with lots of delicious drinks - would recommend!
5

• Feb 2019


Astonishing experience!! Captain Chris ensured that the plane was in the air and the trip was made amazingly smooth by the wonderful, exotic and totally amazing cocktails. The concept of locally sourced products is inspired. The venue is simply fabulous. Must travel again soon!!!
5

• Feb 2019


The most fun class to join, I've done a lot of workshops now and this one is by far the best! Chris is a champ and I loved the setting of the workshop completely decked out with old Ansett stuff it was amazing. Cocktails tasted great and I know now how to make my own delicious cocktails - woohooo! :D
4

• Feb 2019


This was great fun!! Had an amazing time the teacher was enthusiastic and informative the drinks are fantastic. I highly recommend it!
5

• Feb 2019


This was so much fun! Chris was full of enthusiasm, the cocktails were AMAZING (if I do say so myself!) and I learnt so much about edible natives - some of which I already had in my garden!
This was a great girls day out. I'd recommend it for everyone!
5

• Feb 2019


Entertaining, amusing and enlightening. What a great way to spend an afternoon! I would thoroughly recommend Cocktail making with Australian Native Plants
5

• Feb 2019


It was a wonderful experience, we made 4 different cocktails. It was amazing experience while doing the cocktails. Tips were shared to perform cocktails with other interesting fusions. Overall very good class. I had a really great time Chris, the cocktails were awesome and he was really helpful. We had everything supplied and the size of the class was also perfect.
5

• Feb 2019


This class was fantastic!! I got it for my family as a Christmas present and everyone enjoyed it. The venue was really cool done up like an airport hanger and the staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. I loved how they encoporated so many locally sourced natural products.
5

• Jan 2019


We had a wonderful evening At our cocktail workshops. Chris was knowledgeable and fun. The cocktails we made were delicious. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a cocktail workshop with a native twist! Thank you for the wonderful night Chris and Byron!
5

• Jan 2019


Friendly teacher and a nice set up. You can learn how to make your cocktail and also get familiar with Australian native plants.

5

• Jan 2019


We had a really great time with Chris, the cocktails were awesome and he was really helpful and a great teacher. We had everything we needed supplied and the group size of the class was perfect.
5

• Jan 2019


Thanks so much for great class! We made four amazing cocktails all with ingredient explanations. Great value for money. Hope to get trolley’d to a private party at some point!
4

• Jan 2019


Chris was a vivacious and knowledgeable teacher. Such a fun and quirky vibe to the class. Delicious cocktails and nice to know there’s a focus on sustainability. Would recommend.
5

• Jan 2019


Absolutely loved the class! Great presentation, delicious drinks, and a lot of fun with the other attendees. I also really appreciated the sustainability aspect of Trolley’d business model, plus I got to taste some native ingredients I’d never had before. 100% would recommend!
5

• Jan 2019


Amazing value!
Super fun, learnt loads and most importantly the cocktails were super delish.
Would 100% do again and recommend:)
5

• Jan 2019


Had a really awesome time learning about native botanicals, history of cocktails and most of all making absolutely delicious cocktails.
5

• Dec 2018


Teacher greeted us in a Pilot's Uniform, the airline theme was fantastic. The warehouse had chairs and 'tables' comprised of old airplane seats and flight trolleys. Not even the hailing rain could ruin the experience.

Definitely attending their Kombucha classes later this year.

(Full disclosure my impressions might be a bit biased by the cocktails we made and drank)
5

• Dec 2018


Had an amazing time. Chris was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The drinks were delicious. Thank you
5

• Dec 2018


Absolutely loved this class and would highly recommend, especially for group events! Everything from the quirkiness of the venue, to the delicious cocktails infused with native Aussie plants (with some growing right in their front yard). We also really appreciated the education and sustainability aspect of the class; the guys are super knowledgeable and hilarious.

Don't even think twice; just book it in!
5

• Nov 2018


We did this class for a hen's night and had a great time! Kind of hard to enjoy making and drinking cocktails though. The guys were great fun and we learnt a lot about Aussie native plants how to include them in our drinks. The cocktails themselves were delicious too!! Thanks for having us!
5

• Nov 2018


Great experience, quirky location, teachers very knowledgeable about all things re cocktails... Especially the history
5

• Oct 2018


This was the perfect way to kickstart my sister's Hens party! Chris and Byron are really friendly and super fun. The location is a large warehouse-like flat with deconstructed aeroplane decor. Very Newtown-esque. The cocktails were also really tasty :) Would recommend!


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