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 ‘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 ‘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 – MARKHAM ($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 Markham location.

POSITION:             GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:        REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION:            MARKHAM
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 (MARKHAM) – 17E91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

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.