Following a semester in Florence studying wine production, Dan entered the hospitality industry in New York City. His first job was polishing wine glasses at Mario Batali's flagship restaurant, Babbo. Since that time, Dan was sommelier at Del Posto in New York City before becoming wine director at Mario Batali's OTTO. He is currently the beverage director at Eataly, where he manages the wine program and teaches classes at Eataly's education center, La Scuola. His website,www.wineforthestudent.com, is based on wine and spirits education, featuring interviews with winemakers and regional grape descriptions. In 2011, Das was chosen to Zagat's inaugural class of New York's rising "30 under 30" culinary stars. He has an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and currently lives in Manhattan.