THE ‘PUZZLE’ ROLE ($50,000 – $55,000)

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In 1980, the Rubik’s Cube made its worldwide debut … and became an instant craze.

Two years later … the record for solving the peculiar puzzle stood at 22.95 seconds!
29 years later, Feliks Zemdegs would break the 6 second barrier … solving the puzzle in a mere, 5.66 seconds.

Many believed that record would very likely stand the test of time … and breaking the 5 second wall was impossible. That is … until Lucas Etter arrived on the scene.

In November 2015 …  14-year-old Lucas Etter, obliterated Zemdegs’ record while also breaching the 5 second barrier! Etter solved the puzzle in a mind-blowing 4.90 seconds!

So, what does this have to do with Match and Fable’s most recent mandate?
Well … not much really.

That said … while you won’t be expected to solve the Rubik’s Cube … you will be expected to help our client put the pieces together with their rapid expansion efforts!

POSITION:           CHEF
REPORTS TO:      EXECUTIVE CHEF
LOCATION:          KILLARNEY, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:          HOTELS & RESORTS

SUMMARY:

Our client is in the final steps of completing construction of the largest log Conference Center in Northern Ontario.  The location will accommodate corporate and wedding events – up to 400 people.  This Spring … they will also be launching a new restaurant within the building.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Train kitchen personnel on food products and food presentation to maintain high quality standards.
  • Train all staff in sanitation practices – to ensure compliance with health and legal regulations.
  • Work with Executive Chef, GM, Ops Manager and President to plan menus for restaurant and catering operations.
  • Expedite food lines & food counters … to ensure food is prepared / presented to highest possible standard.
  • Develop policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality.
  • Responsible for all ordering (and inventory procedures) ensuring best quality product, minimal waste and proper food costing.
  • Monitor scheduling and direct personnel to ensure food preparation is optimized and within budget.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: A ‘hands-on’ management style + drive for excellence in product, presentation & service attitude.
  • Willing to go the extra mile to accommodate guests … and exceed their expectations.
  • MUST HAVE: Minimum 5 years’ experience as chef or sous chef running a premium Steak House restaurant &/or hotel fine dining kitchen
  • MUST HAVE: Minimum 3 years’ experience in catering / banquet kitchen operations
  • NICE TO HAVE: Resort / Hotel experience – a huge asset
  • Able to work at a rapid pace while maintaining highest attention to detail; ability to multi-task


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $50,000 – $55,000 + incentives + bonuses
OTHER: vacation + housing + meals

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘PUZZLE’ ROLE – 22A91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘MONEY BOX’ ROLE ($45,000)

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Victor Lustig was born January 4, 1890 in Hostinné, Austria-Hungary (present day Czech Republic). Lustig was an extremely skilled con-man and is infamous for being “the man who sold the Eiffel Tower – twice”!

He’s also known for originating the “Rumanian Box” scam – aka the Money Box.

Lustig would approach an individual with a ‘machine’ he claimed could duplicate any currency placed inside it. The ‘machine’ was a specially designed mahogany box with two small slots and a number of levers and mechanisms that had to be carefully maneuvered to produce the duplicate currency.

To convince the person the Money Box truly worked, Lustig asked them for a $100 bill.
He would insert the bill into his device, and explain that the machine would take 6 hours to create the copy.

When the 6 hours had passed … Lustig would reach into the machine and magically produce a perfect ‘counterfeit’ bill (which was in fact, a real $100 bill he had pre-loaded)!

Lustig would then accompany the individual to a bank to authenticate the note.
Once the person was whipped into a frenzy (thinking they’d struck it rich) … Lustig would sell them the box for thousands and thousands of dollars.

Before delivering the machine … Lustig would pack the Money Box with 4 real $100 bills … which would provide him with 24 hours to get out of town … before the individual realized they’d been conned.

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Absolutely nothing!

We’re sure you’d agree … Victor Lustig certainly didn’t care about providing his clients with a wonderful experience … but our client certainly does!

And that’s why they’ve asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to help them find a Guest Services Manager

POSITION:             GUEST SERVICES MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION:            KILLARNEY, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:             HOTELS & RESORTS

SUMMARY:

Match and Fable’s client provides absolutely delightful guest experiences for their clientele … in beautiful Northern Ontario.  They’re looking for an individual who can help take that experience to a whole new level … as their business continues to grow!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review and monitor processes in collaboration with the Management Team and Standards of Excellence for Front Desk, Concierge and Reservations groups
  • Review and monitor guest relationship management strategies within the team to exceed expectations
  • Responsible for training, scheduling and daily management
  • Responsible for the data accuracy and handling of guest records

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Elite-level customer service skills … able to listen carefully and multitask
  • 2 – 3 years of experience as a Hotel Front Desk Clerk or Reservations Agent
  • 1 – 2 years as a Front Desk Manager or Guest Services Manager
  • Experience in all aspects of customer service and people management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct a team

REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $45,000
OTHER: vacation + housing + meals

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark Vandyke at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; MONEY BOX– 9A91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined. above.

THE ‘GREAT ONE’ ROLE ($120,000 – $135,000+)

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As a 10-year old boy … Wayne Gretzky was playing for his hometown team – the Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers.  That year, he scored an astonishing 378 goals in 68 games – an average of 5.6 goals per game!

Wayne would go on to play 21 seasons in his professional hockey career … amassing a stunning 2,857 points – (nearly 1,000 more points than the next closest player)!

Gretzky holds more than 100 NHL records, including (get this) … the record for holding the most records!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well … not much really.

That said, our client is based in Edmonton … the city where Gretzky won all 4 of his Stanley Cups.

They’ve asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to find them an Executive Chef.
And … they made it a point to emphasize … they want a “Great One”!

SUMMARY:

Our client is looking for someone to be a real mentor … and lead their culinary brigade into the future.  This critical position oversees “all things food” – from concessions to fine dining – to wine pairings!

This individual will foster a culture of teamwork and hospitality to create opportunities for their staff to grow and develop. For someone with the right ‘jam’ …. this is one exciting and challenging role!

POSITION:             EXECUTIVE CHEF
REPORTS TO:       GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:           EDMONTON, ALBERTA
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervise kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline, performance reviews etc …
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all culinary activities
  • Accurately estimate food consumption and requisition
  • Select and develop recipes, standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality
  • Establish presentation techniques and quality standards + plan and price menus
  • No more than 20% of this role’s time will be spent cooking
  • Oversee special catering events and offer culinary instruction / demonstrate culinary techniques

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: 10+ years of industry & culinary management experience
  • MUST HAVE: Bachelor’s Degree … or related culinary degree (preferably a CEC)
  • Experience managing in a diverse environment with a focus on client and customer service
  • A genuine, ‘hands-on’ management style
  • Experience with control food & labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development and pricing
  • Practical experience developing a culinary team
  • P&L accountability and contract-managed service experience


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $120,000 – $135,000
OTHER: vacation + benefits + an absolutely wonderful role

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘GREAT ONE’ ROLE – 19I81MTCHFBL
3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘CRÈME DE LA CRÈME’ ROLE ($60,000 – $65,000+)

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We’re pretty sure you know the term … “crème de la crème” is borrowed from the French language, where it literally means … “cream of the cream”.

We’re also pretty certain you know that (metaphorically speaking) the term refers to “the best of the best”.

What you may NOT know is … interestingly enough, this expression is actually quite uncommon in French!

It’s widely believed this term may have originally had additional appeal in English due to the French language evoking a sense of sophistication, taste and style!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Not much really.

That said … our client is in rapid expansion mode and they’ve asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to help them find a Director of Food and Beverage … who is the “crème de la crème” in their profession.

POSITION:             DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE
REPORTS TO:        GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:            KILLARNEY, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:            HOTELS & RESORTS

SUMMARY:   

Our client is looking for a candidate to lead this vital part of their business.  The successful candidate will set the pace, expectation and attitude of the team.

They will foster a culture of team work and accountability.  Everything from guest experience … to staff development falls under the scope of this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hire, train, motivate, evaluate, and manage food & beverage service staff and related supervisory staff to ensure employees receive suitable guidance and resources to accomplish objectives
  • Develop strong and cooperative relationship with Executive Chef to ensure excellent relations between kitchen and service staff … (and expedient delivery of food to guests)
  • Establish departmental standards, guidelines, and objectives and maintain other administrative processes such as budget, inventory control and staffing to ensure proper planning and efficient operation of food & beverage department and all related function
  • Advise organization in food & beverage-related issues, such as planning of special events, in order to provide the expertise needed for successful implementation of plans
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly reporting on sales, labour and inventory performances

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: 3 years’ experience in a food service management role (leading, coaching & developing)
  • NICE TO HAVE: Resort / Hotel experience would be a huge asset
  • A true ‘hands-on’ management style


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $60,000 – $65,000 + incentives + bonuses
OTHER: vacation + housing + meals

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘CRÈME DE LA CRÈME’ ROLE – 12I81MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘LOUIS LASSEN’ ROLE ($45,000 – $55,000+)

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While there’s an ongoing debate as to who the original creator of the hamburger is … Louis Lassen is most frequently credited with fashioning the very first one, in New Haven, Connecticut … in 1900.

As the story goes … a customer was a bit pressed for time and asked Louis for something “quick and delicious”.
Lassen grabbed some ground beef and mixed it with the ingredients he usually used for his steak sandwiches. He then broiled the ground beef and pressed it between two pieces of toasted bread.

No one could ever have imagined the popularity the hamburger would go on to enjoy. In fact … it’s estimated that Americans consume 50,000,000,000 (and that’s not a typo – 50 BILLION) … hamburgers each year!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing really.

That said … our client is one of the fastest growing hamburger chains in North America!
They have asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to assist them in their search for a General Manager for their Calgary, Alberta location.

POSITION:                GENERAL MANAGER

REPORTS TO:           REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION:               CALGARY
INDUSTRY:               FAST CASUAL

SUMMARY:     

Our client is looking for a candidate to set the pace, expectation and attitude of the team.
The ‘right person’ will foster a culture of team work and accountability.
Everything from … guest experience to food safety to staff development falls under the scope of this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct shift operations … with a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Ensure an exceptional guest experience via effective staff training & development
  • Perform regular table visits to drive positive guest interactions
  • Manage inventory levels, freshness standards and ordering of supplies
  • Oversee & manage company cleanliness and product freshness guidelines
  • Deliver an elevated guest experience by creating an upbeat … high energy atmosphere
  • Oversee and manage all COGS (and if you don’t know what COGS is … this probably isn’t the role for you).


REQUIREMENTS: 

  • MUST HAVE: 2 years’ experience in a similar role, management role (leading and coaching teams)
  • MUST HAVE: Kitchen, scheduling, inventory and cost control experience
  • A genuine ‘hands-on’ management style … where you are comfortable contributing in all aspects of the business; from prep … to cook … to … (quite honestly) whatever it takes


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $45,000 – $55,000 + incentives and bonuses
OTHER: vacation + benefits + free staff meals

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘LOUIS LASSEN’ ROLE – 29H81MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘HAMBURGER’ ROLE ($45,000 – $55,000+)

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Did you know … the word ‘hamburger’ originates from the town of Hamburg in Germany? The long and short of it goes something like this;

Way back in the 19th-century … German sailors brought back the idea of raw, shredded beef (known today, as beef tartare) … after trading with their counterparts in the Baltic provinces of Russia.

At some point … a local (and unnamed) German chef decided he’d throw in a bit of a ‘twist’ … and he cooked that beef!

And … the ‘hamburger’ was born!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing really.

That said … our client is one of the fastest growing burger chains in North America.
They have asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to assist them in their search for a General Manager for their Windsor, Ontario location.

POSITION:                 GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:            REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION:                WINDSOR
INDUSTRY:                FAST CASUAL

SUMMARY:

Our client is looking for a candidate to set the pace, expectation and attitude of the team.
The ‘right person’ will need to foster a culture of team work and accountability.
Everything from … guest experience to food safety to staff development falls under the scope of this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct shift operations … with a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Ensure an exceptional guest experience via effective staff training & development
  • Perform regular table visits to drive positive guest interactions
  • Manage inventory levels, freshness standards and ordering of supplies
  • Oversee & manage company cleanliness and product freshness guidelines
  • Deliver an elevated guest experience by creating a upbeat … high energy atmosphere
  • Oversee and manage all COGS (… and if you don’t know what COGS are … this probably isn’t the role for you)


REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: 2 years’ experience in a similar role, management role (leading and coaching teams)
  • MUST HAVE: Kitchen, scheduling and inventory and cost controls experience
  • A genuine ‘hands-on’ management style … where you are comfortable contributing in all aspects of the business; from prep … to cook … to … (quite honestly) whatever it takes


REMUNERATION:

SALARY:
$45,000 – $55,000 + incentives and bonuses
OTHER: vacation + benefits + free staff meals

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘HAMBURGER’ ROLE – 29H81MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.