THE ‘BEE’S KNEES’ ROLE ($70,000+)


The phrase “the bee’s knees” gained popularity in the 1920’s.
No one really knows, how the term came to be.

Some claim it has to do with the fact that as a bee travels from flower to flower (then, back to the hive) … it carries pollen on its legs. Naturally … the sweetness of that pollen is collected around their knees.

Others maintain it stems from the phrase ‘the Be all, and End all’ … which, when shortened and said quickly … sounds like you’re saying the phrase … “the B’s ‘n’ E’s”.

In any event … while we don’t know the origin … we do know it stands for something which is highly regarded.

What does this have to do with our latest role?
Well … nothing at all!

That said … now that we have your attention … our client is in expansion mode … and they’ve asked Match and Fable’s Mark Vandyke to help them find a Sales Executive for their GTA region.



Our client is a direct distributor … catering to all sectors of the hospitality industry.
Their portfolio, (which is extensive and unique) … is also exclusive!
This allows them to offer their clientele, ultra-competitive pricing on high-end products.

As a result of business growth … they need to add to their sales team … with a new Sales Executive!

Best part is … they aren’t necessarily set on candidates who’ve been selling in this space.
In fact … they’re very interested in individuals with hospitality experience (in any capacity) … looking to leverage their knowledge and network in a lucrative sales capacity!


  • Manage multiple accounts … and be “the face” of the organization
  • Achieve sales targets and goals via new business development
  • Build new business relationships, utilizing existing industry contacts
  • Conduct sales presentations to prospective clientele
  • Manage existing client relationships by providing superb service and support
  • Provide feedback re; market conditions and suggestions for improvement, to senior management
  • Ensure company is aware of all competitive activities within accounts … and prevent attrition


  • MUST HAVE: A drive for excellence in product familiarization and presentation
  • MUST HAVE: 3 years’ experience in hospitality environment (not necessarily in a sales capacity)
  • Able to work at an efficient pace … while managing multiple clients + priorities


BASE SALARY: $45,000

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

  1. Send your resume to Mark at
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; BEE’S KNEES – 25B91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘PUZZLE’ ROLE ($50,000 – $55,000)

puzzle role

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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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
  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)


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



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!


  • 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


  • 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


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
  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.