The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) – an organization dedicated to recognizing top hospitality industry achievers whose commitment enhances the image of Ontario – has inducted Barb Tatarnic, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute’s (CCOVI) manager of outreach and continuing education, as a fellow of the institute.
Tatarnic received the honour at the organization’s annual gala April 24, where OHI president Charles Grieco applauded her years of service to CCOVI and the Ontario wine and hospitality industry.
“I would like to congratulate Barb as she becomes a fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute,” Grieco said. “This award recognizes her professional and institutional achievements to the grape and wine industry.”
Tatarnic oversees CCOVI’s continuing education program and many of the institute’s outreach activities.
“Barb has been a driving force in developing our wine outreach and continuing education programs at CCOVI,” said CCOVI director Debbie Inglis. “This award recognizes her passion for and dedication to advancing the Ontario wine industry.”
Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) student Chelsey Peterson was also honoured at the gala, receiving the OHI’s annual Oenology and Viticulture Scholarship. The $3,500 award is given to a student in their second or third year of an undergraduate program designed to meet the growing needs of the Canadian grape and wine industry.