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David Uminski

David Uminski
Position at AIO: 
Head Cook
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
7 years
I'm from: 
San Antonio, Texas
Right now I live in: 
San Antonio, Texas
My favorite area of study is: 
Hotel and Hospitality Management
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year: 
as faculty at St. Phillips College in San Antonio, TX

Dave Uminski is thrilled to be back at AIO for a 7th summer.  Dave has earned two AAS degrees from St. Philips College in San Antonio.  (Hotel Management (2009) and Hospitality Event Management (2010).  In 2014, Dave also completed a BAAS degree from Texas A&M University - San Antonio with an emphasis on Business Administration.  Dave is currently working on his Hospitality Management M.S degree at the University of North Texas and on the Hotel Management faculty at St. Philip's College.   He says he cannot express how excited he is to spend summers in Maine (away from the Texas heat), honing his culinary skills and practicing what he preaches in his Food and Beverage Cost Control class.  In his freetime, Dave is a singer, a marathon runner and serves on a variety of community association boards and committees.  He sold his very popular mini cheesecakes and raised funds for the San Antonio Riverwalk earning the title of Prince of the San Antonio Riverwalk in both 2015 and 2016.  And you can bet those cheesecakes will make multiple appearances at AIO this summer!  In May 2017, Dave was recognized by VisitSanAntonio as the San Antonio Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year.