THE ‘LOTUS FLOWER’ ROLE ($52,500+)

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160 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro … in the city of Juiz de Fora, you will find a maximum-security prison called – Arisvaldo de Campos Pires.

In 2009 … Raquel Guimaraes (a fashion designer) was having difficulty finding people to crochet and knit her hand-made designs.

She approached the prison’s officials with an interesting proposal; to be allowed to train 18 prisoners (convicted of crimes including robbery and murder) how to crochet and knit for her clothing line.

The program, named the “Lotus Flower” allows prisoners to earn a wage and master a new skill.

And, not only do prisoners earn 75% of the minimum wage … but they also have one day deducted from their sentence … for every three days worked!

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

That said, speaking of Brazil … Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke is looking for a Restaurant Manager for a wonderful Brazilian Steakhouse, in the Vaughan area.

POSITION:             RESTAURANT MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:            VAUGHAN AREA
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY + RESTAURANT + DINING

SUMMARY:

Our client is expanding and looking for a leader for their second location in the Vaughan area. They’ve created a unique dining concept that continues to thrive and provide exceptional guest experiences.  They’re looking for a Manager to continue the high standards they’ve established.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Handling the day-to-day management of the restaurant
Providing leadership working side by side with crewmembers
Deliver high standards of food quality + dining experience leading to great customer service
Managing staffing and scheduling needs
Some inventory responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS:

2 years’ experience in the restaurant industry in a leadership role.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Capable of working flexible hours, days, shifts, including some holidays
Own transportation

REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $45,000
GRATUITIES: $7,500
ALL-IN: $52,500

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; LOTUS FLOWER – 8K91MTCHFBL
3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘ALL HANDS ON DECK’ ROLE ($72,500+)

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Historically, and in the naval sense, the term ‘hands’ referred to the sailors on a vessel.
In the event of a storm … the ship’s captain would determine its severity and how much assistance was required to navigate through the storm.

When he shouted “all hands, on deck” … it was a signal that the situation required all the help, every crewmember could muster … to do whatever was required.

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

That said, our client is looking to capitalize on their establishment’s momentum. As such, they’re looking for a General Manager with an “all hands, on deck” attitude … to take their business to the next level.

POSITION:        GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:   OWNER
LOCATION:       LONDON, ON
INDUSTRY:       HOSPITALITY + RESTAURANT + DINING

SUMMARY

Our client is a rapidly expanding brand … and the franchisee has partnered with local sports teams and sports figures to create a unique brand in the downtown London area. They’re looking for a leader to continue driving that success!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Day-to-day management of the restaurant – including bartending duties (to stay close to the action)
Provide leadership … working side-by-side with crewmembers
Deliver high standards of food quality and dining experience … leading to great customer service
Managing staffing and scheduling needs
Some inventory responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

2 years’ experience in the restaurant industry … (in a leadership role)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Capable of working flexible hours, days, shifts, including some holidays
Own transportation

REMUNERATION

SALARY: $35,000
GRATUTITIES: ~$750 / week
ALL IN: $72,500

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; ALL HANDS ON DECK – 7K91MTCHFBL
3. In a short email, please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘UNDERBOSS’ ROLE ($50,000+)

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The term ‘sous’ chef, hails from the French word … meaning ‘under’.
The equivalent Italian term would be … ‘sotto capo’ … which means ‘under the head’.

In organized crime groups, such as Sicilian or American crime families … the underboss is one of the key positions within their leadership structure. The underboss is, without question … the second-in-command!

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

That said … our client is looking for a kitchen professional to work closely with the Executive Chef, as their second-in-command, Sous Chef … to keep things humming along!

POSITION:        SOUS CHEF
REPORTS TO:   EXECUTIVE CHEF
LOCATION:       GTA
INDUSTRY:       HOSPITALITY + RESTAURANTS

SUMMARY

This culinary leadership role requires hands-on performance and guidance for junior team members.

It also requires excellent execution of menu items while adhering to budgetary targets.
You will help direct culinary operations … under the guidance of a Chef.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Daily shift management, including labour controls and line check systems
Oversee all revenue periods and preparation and management of fresh made prep recipes
Management of prep charts ensuring freshness, shelf-life and proper food safe practices

REQUIREMENTS

Previous culinary leadership experience in a high volume, full-service restaurant kitchen required
Excellent high-volume culinary production skills
Team leadership in highly engaged kitchen area
The ability to provide consistent culinary and leadership direction during high revenue periods
Fluent in English (… both written and spoken)

REMUNERATION

SALARY: $50,000
OTHER: gratuities + vacation + wonderful development in a corporate brand

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke will need from you;

1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; UNDERBOSS – 6K91-MTCHFBL
3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘GINO BARTALI’ ROLE ($70,000+)

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Gino Bartali was born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy in July 1914. Celebrated as a champion cyclist … he won the Giro d’Italia – three times (1936, 1937 & 1946) and the Tour de France – twice (1938 & 1948)!

In 1943, when Italy surrendered to the Allied Forces … the German army began occupying parts of the country … rounding up Jews, and sending them to concentration camps.

Soon after … Bartali, (a devout Catholic) was approached by the Cardinal of Florence, to join a secret group offering protection and safe passage to Jews and other endangered people.

His role in this network was that of a bike courier. And, to the casual eye … he looked as though he was simply going for long training rides, when in reality, he was transporting photographs and fake identity documents to and from secret printing presses – hidden in the tube frame of his bicycle!

So, while Bartali’s achievements in his sport were spectacular … his contribution to mankind was so much more significant!

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

That said … in keeping with the Italian theme … Match and Fable’s client is a wonderful Italian restaurant and they’ve asked Mark Vandyke to help them find a Restaurant Manager for their location in south Mississauga.

POSITION:             RESTAURANT MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:            SOUTH MISSISSAUGA
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY + RESTAURANT + DINING

SUMMARY:   

Our client continues to provide the best in dining experiences and we are proud to support their efforts as they continue to grow their leadership team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle the day-to-day management of the restaurant
  • Provide leadership working side by side with crewmembers
  • Deliver high standards of food quality and dining experience leading to great customer service
  • Manage staffing and scheduling needs
  • Inventory responsibility

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years’ leadership experience in the restaurant industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working flexible hours, days, shifts, including some holidays
  • Own transportation


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $50,000
GRATUITIES: ~$10,000
OTE: $60,000

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; GINO BARTALI – 5K91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email, please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘SUPERNOVA’ ROLE (OTE: $162,500)

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The word ‘supernova’ is an astronomical term for the super explosion of a star.
That explosion is unimaginably bright.
In fact, sometimes … it’s brighter than the entire galaxy, itself!

Truth is … supernova explosions are extremely, extremely rare.
So much so … that the last documented supernova in our galaxy (the Milky Way) …  happened more than 400 years ago.

The term ‘nova’ is also used to describe the explosion of a star … but a supernova has way more energy!

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

That said … Match and Fable is on the prowl for a Director of Culinary for one of our clients.
And, at the riskof being a bit blunt … a ‘nova’ level Director simply won’t cut it.
Because we’re looking for a ‘supernova’ – period!

POSITION:             CULINARY DIRECTOR
REPORTS TO:        VICE-PRESIDENT
LOCATION:            GTA WEST
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY

The Culinary Director role is a critically strategic position for our client. The position demands a truly innovative leader who will create menus and standards … leading to exemplary dining experiences across all of the company’s establishments.

This individual will lead and train local culinary teams to provide exceptional dining experiences at all of the organization’s locations via a variety of innovative systems. Collaboration with the company’s world class chef partners will give this ‘supernova’ the opportunity to work with the ‘best in the business’ in the marketplace.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop culinary plans with short and long-term goals ensuring superior levels of guest satisfaction
  • Enhance food quality levels by establishing standards while collaborating on diverse menus to satisfy specific regional preferences
  • Provide culinary and service expertise, as well as operational support to site level culinary and service teams
  • Research, test and introduce new and improved products to enhance the dining experience
  • Establish menus and products in line with food cost projections, operational feasibility, quality standards and guest satisfaction

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years’ experience at a Director level role with a $20MM+ organization
  • Highly developed culinary expertise and principles … including a variety of ethnic/regional cuisines
  • Solid leadership experience in world-class, full-service restaurant environments
  • Experience with high-quality, fresh-food, quick service restaurant environments
  • Demonstrated expertise in food costing, menu planning, inventory management and procurement
  • A guest-driven mentality … with a focus on quality, service and the overall dining experience

REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY: $125,000
BONUS: $37,500 (paid quarterly)
ON-TRGET EARNINGS:
$162,500
OTHER:
vacation +, pension top up + great benefits program + other, sweet perks!

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

  1. Send your resume to Mark Vandyke at; mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; SUPERNOVA – 18I91 – MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘SHEEP FEET’ ROLE (OTE: $63,250)

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As the story goes, the world’s first restaurant opened in Paris, in 1765.
Mr. Boulanger … (a soup salesman, turned tavern keeper) opened its doors with a single-item on the menu – sheep’s feet simmered in white sauce!

Unlike other food-type businesses operating at the time, such as taverns (alcohol) and cafes (coffee) … his business focused on food. Naturally, the idea of ‘going out to eat’ was a foreign notion – as people had always eaten meals at home.

Here’s the real interesting part; Boulanger claimed his special dish would restore people’s health.
And … it just so happens, the French word for restore is, restaurer.
You can thank us later … but, now you know how the word ‘restaurant’ came to be!

By the way … a local food union sued Boulanger for infringing on their right to sell cooked food. The union ended up losing their case … and the years that followed saw restaurants pop up … all across the country.

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

That said, just yesterday … one of our favourite clients called Mark Vandyke to explain they’re in massive growth mode.  They need 5 (… yup, we just said, five) Restaurant Managers for their rapidly expanding operations.

POSITION:         RESTAURANT MANAGER
REPORTS TO:    GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:        GTA WEST
INDUSTRY:        HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY

Our client has been transformational in their approach to the hospitality industry.  With locations across North America, they’re always cutting-edge when it comes to providing the very best in terms of customer experience.

Match and Fable is proud to support their efforts as they continue to grow their team.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Handle day-to-day management of a restaurant
  • Provide leadership and instill pride among crewmembers
  • Establish and execute high standards of food quality and take steps to deliver great customer service
  • Manage staffing and scheduling needs
  • Administer management … and crewmember training


REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years’ experience in the hospitality or retail environment
  • Experience with P&L analysis
  • Ability to clear a background check
  • Capable of working flexible hours, days, shifts … including some holidays
  • Own reliable transportation


REMUNERATION

SALARY: $55,000
BONUS: $8,250 (paid quarterly)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $63,250
OTHER: vacation + pension top up + great benefits program + other perks!

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; SHEEP FEET – 18I91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘SOUP TO NUTS’ ROLE (OTE: $97,500)

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You’ve probably heard people use the term “soup to nuts” … every now and then.
In doing so, their intention is to convey the idea of … “from beginning to end, completely; everything”.

But … do you know where the term originated?
Well, as you may already now … the folks at Match and Fable love droppin’ a little knowledge.

The term actually refers to old-fashioned dinners … which often began with soup … and ended with nuts!

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

That said … our client has asked Mark Vandyke of Match and Fable to help them find a General Manager who can help run their hospitality business … from “soup to nuts”!

POSITION:             GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
LOCATION:            MISSISSAUGA, ON
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY:   

Match and Fable’s client has been transformational in their approach to the hospitality industry.  With locations across North America, they are on the cutting edge of providing the very best in customer experience.  As they continue to grow their leadership team …  we are proud to be supporting their efforts

We are looking for a General Manager … who is a genuine leader and has the experience to oversee the day-to-day operations of a multiple concept dining operation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote an attitude of pride, cooperation and success in the unit
  • Directly responsible for the overall unit budgets
  • Provide leadership to the managers and crewmembers in the unit
  • Establish high standards for food quality + customer service
  • Direct team toward achieving the unit’s financial goals
  • Maintain a positive work environment for both management team and staff


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of senior managerial experience in multi-unit concepts
  • Proficient knowledge of P&L budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong culinary background and fine dining experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated dependability, personal drive and leadership, ability to lead by example
  • Ability to clear a background check


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $75,000
BONUS: $22,500 (paid quarterly)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $97,500
OTHER: vacation + parking + pension top ups + great benefit program

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke will need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; SOUP TO NUTS – 17I91
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘BUTTERFLY EEFECT’ ROLE ($66,000)

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More commonly referred to as the Butterfly Effect … the Chaos Theory is a scientific concept founded on the premise that the flutter of a butterfly’s wings … at just the right place and time … have the ability to put into motion, a chain of events … eventually leading to a full-out tornado!

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

That said … our client is looking for a Restaurant Manager who can cause a “twister” of their own … leading a great team!

POSITION:             RESTAURANT MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:            MISSISSAUGA
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY:

Our client has been transformational in their approach to the hospitality industry.
With locations across North America, they represent ‘the cutting edge’ in terms of customer experience.

Match and Fable is proud to support their efforts as they look to grow their leadership team.  Mark Vandyke is looking for a Restaurant Manager who is able to make a real impact on the day-to-day operations of a multiple concept dining operation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a restaurant
  • Provide leadership and inspire pride in all team members to consistently bring their ‘A’ game
  • Establish and execut high standards of food quality and provide the best in customer experience
  • Manage staffing and scheduling needs


REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the hospitality or retail environment
  • Experience with P&L Analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clear a background check
  • Capable of working flexible hours – days, shifts and some holidays
  • Reliable transportation


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $55,000
BONUS: $11,000 (up to 20%, paid quarterly)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $66,000
OTHER: vacation + rrsp plan

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; BUTTERFLY EFFECT – 18E91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE GIANT ROLE ($97,500)

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Born in Alton, Illinois on February 22, 1918 … Robert Wadlow appeared to be just like any other baby.
But … by the age of one, he was over 3 feet tall, and … by his eighth birthday … nearly twice that!

At 13 years-old, Robert was easily the tallest Boy Scout in the world … at a height of 7 feet, 4 inches.

In 1936, he joined the Ringling Brothers traveling circus and drew enormous crowds at his appearances.

In 1938, Robert agreed to be the spokesman for the International Shoe Company and as a perk … he received his shoes for free (size 37AA).

As a result of his extreme height … Robert suffered with a lack of feeling in his legs.
Refusing to use a wheelchair, he elected to wear special braces that allowed him to walk.

Tragically, at the age of 22 … one of his braces caused a blister which Robert didn’t notice (due to the lack of feeling in his legs).

This blister eventually led to an infection … and ultimately … to the premature death of the gentle, ‘Alton Giant’.

Robert’s last recorded measurement (18 days prior to his passing) was 8 feet, 11.1 inches!

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

That said … our client looking for someone who can make a giant contribution to their business in the capacity of a General Manager for their hospitality operations in Mississauga.

POSITION:             GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
LOCATION:            MISSISSAUGA
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY:

Our client has been transformational in their approach to the hospitality industry.  With locations across North America, they represent ‘the cutting edge’ in terms of customer experience.

Match and Fable is proud to support their efforts as they look to grow their leadership team.  Mark Vandyke is looking for a General Manager who is a genuine leader … able to direct and elevate the day-to-day operations of a multiple concept dining operation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote an attitude of cooperation, pride and success
  • In charge of the ordering process and overseeing all cost and sales projections
  • Responsible for budgets and scheduling of managers + crewmembers
  • Provide leadership and establish high standards for food quality and customer service
  • Staffing + training + responsibilities and deadlines
  • Directs the team toward achieving the Unit’s financial goals while maintaining a positive work environment


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3 years, senior manager experience in multi-unit concepts
  • Ability to work flexible hours, days, shifts … including holidays
  • Experience managing a P&L + budgeting + forecasting
  • Strong culinary background and fine dining experience is a plus
  • Commitment to service + dependability + personal drive and leadership
  • Ability to train, delegate, coach, and aid in the development of crewmembers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clear a background check


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $75,000
BONUS: $22,500 (up to 30%, paid quarterly)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $97,500
OTHER: vacation + rrsp plan

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; GIANT – 18E91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

HAMBURGER – SUDBURY ($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 a little something like this;

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

Eventually … a local, German chef decided he’d throw in a bit of a ‘twist’ … and he cooked that beef! And, whaddaya know … the ‘hamburger’ was born!

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

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

POSITION:             GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION:            SUDBURY
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.

If you are a leader that can bring out the best in people and develop high performing teams, while delivering exceptional customer service, then this is the place for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage 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
  • Oversee inventory levels, freshness standards and ordering of supplies
  • Oversee & manage company cleanliness and product freshness guidelines
  • Oversight and manage all COGS


REQUIREMENTS: 

  • MUST HAVE: 2 years’ experience in a similar role, management role (leading and coaching teams)
  • MUST HAVE: Kitchen experience, scheduling and inventory and cost controls
  • Deliver an elevated guest experience by creating an upbeat … high energy atmosphere
  • A ‘hands-on’ management style where you must be comfortable contributing in all aspects of the business (from prep … to cook … to well, whatever it takes)

REMUNERATION:

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


INTERESTED?
  There are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark Vandyke at mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; HAMBURGER (SUDBURY) – 17E91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.