What is Trash Tiki?

Trash Tiki is a globally touring anti-waste punk pop-up that is the brainchild of bartenders Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths.

The produce in all their drinks are made from would-be waste ingredients, stuff from kitchens, bars, coffee shops, and commercial business that all contribute to the global food waste issue. They’re aiming to inject some fun back around the topic of “sustainability”, with an inherently punk attitude, a playlist best turned up to 11 and an open-source website with all their recipes so everyone can be involved. For more info check out: www.trashtikisucks.com

What is the Power of Locality?

Since its inception the focus has always been to reduce waste by making use of ingredients already available, and a major part of that is by looking outside your front door. The Power of Locality tour will see the two creating drinks from the array of ingredients available locally, in their usual tiki-punk style as well as working with some of the best chefs around Australia.

What should you expect from a Trash Tiki Dinner?

Trash Tiki is all about making those everyday ‘would-be’ waste items into something delicious that we and the planet can all enjoy, and sharing a little knowledge along the way.

At the dinners, you’ll be able to experience Trash Tiki’s minimal waste practices first hand. They will be hosted by Iain and Kelsey who have partnered with Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark to create four cocktails unique to this tour, and will be working with some of the best chefs in Australia to pair these drinks with dishes. Each dinner will experience a ‘wild card’ drink which is exclusive to that venue, and will be created using a combination of fresh local ingredients and waste items left over from the dinner. Sit back, be served, be delighted and be educated.


Trash Tiki VIC Dinner

Beneath Driver Lane

Monday 19th Feb 7.00pm At Beneath Driver Lane, 3, basement, Driver Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000


Trash Tiki WA Dinner

Petition Kitchen

Wednesday 21st Feb 6.00pm At Petition Kitchen, State Buildings, Corner St Georges Tce & Barrack St, Perth, WA, 6000


Trash Tiki SA Dinner

Maybe Mae

Friday 23rd Feb 6.00pm At Maybe Mae, 15 Peel St, Adelaide, SA, 5000


Trash Tiki NSW Dinner

Four in Hand Hotel

Wednesday 28th Feb 7.00pm At Four in Hand Hotel, 105 Sutherland Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021


Trash Tiki NZ Party

The Jefferson

Sunday 4th March 9.00pm til late At The Jefferson, 7 Fort Ln, Auckland, 1010