It took five months and nearly 50,000 resumes, but Mario Batali has finally filled the Media Production Coordinator opening he posted back in April on

The coveted job goes to Drea Bernardi, a New Yorker who loves food, is fluent in Italian and recently graduated cum laude with a degree in Mass Media from the City University of New York (CUNY).

In her new role, Bernardi will aid Batali in all activities relating to television and online projects. According to the press release, “She will get the exciting opportunity to work side-by-side with Mario Batali and his team, assisting in all aspects of production including research, logistics and frequent travel, and in the process, will be learning from a visionary talent.”

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