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Our mission at N8 Hospitality

is to bridge the gap between industry professionals and consumers

by offering specialized educational sessions and cocktail classes. For our industry professional companions,

we aim to instill a sense of authentic hospitality, refine mixology techniques, and delve into the rich history of spirits

and craft cocktails. Meanwhile,

for our consumer friends, our goal

is to impart fundamental spirits knowledge, introduce basic bartending skills, and make mixing cocktails

an enjoyable experience for your

social gatherings.

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 FOUNDER/OWNER

Brad Coburn

CERTIFICATIONS

BarSmarts Wired

BarSmarts Live - recognized as being in top percentile of written scores

Bar 5 Day Graduate 2019

USBG Spirits Professional

USBG Advanced Bartender Level 1

CRT- Consejo Regulador del Tequila Certified

 

ACCREDITATIONS

Former Co-Owner meLange Restaurant

March 2007-May 2023

Founder of Pangea Alchemy Lab

Former Co-Owner Pangea Alchemy Lab

October 2010-May2023

Founder S.N.o.B. (Sarasota, Network of Bartenders)

Co-Founder Tampa Bay Repeal Day Conference

Tampa Bay Repeal Day Gala Chair 2014-2019

USBG Tampa Bay Education Chair 2014-2019

Chilled Magazine Spirits Award Judge 2022 - 2023

USBG (United States Bartenders' Guild)

Tampa Bay board member 

COMPETITIONS

 Infinium Cocktail Competition

(won state) 2012

Diplomatico World Tournament

(won region- competed nationally in Miami) 2013

Bacardi Legacy

(won region- competed state in Miami) 2013

Chatham Cocktail Competition

(won region – competed state) 2013

Most Imaginative Bartender

(won state- competed nationally in Vegas) 2014

Bacardi Legacy

(won region-competed for east coast in NY) 2014

Shake it up

(won state, competed nationally in Vegas) 2015

Grand Marnier Gran Master

(won state and brought to France with other national winners) 2015

Diageo World Class

(competed southern region) 2016

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