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


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”!


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!



  • 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


  • 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


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
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.


Roy Cleveland Sullivan

While the odds of being struck by lightning are roughly 1 in 12,000 … these odds didn’t help Roy Cleveland Sullivan!

Now … if you’ve never heard of Mr. Sullivan … you might be in for quite a shock ( … pardon the pun).
Sullivan was a US Park Ranger at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Between 1942 and 1977, he was struck by lightning – 7 different times … living to tell each tale.

Sadly … while he survived the lightning strikes … he met his demise by virtue of a self-inflicted gun-shot wound.

So … what does this have to do with my latest role? Nothing really.
That said … if you fit this very specific profile … you may have just caught lightning in a bottle!


My client is a global security company. They help their clients mitigate risk … thus, allowing them to focus on their core service offering. I am looking for a Director, Operations who will be responsible for the operations of the company’s Static Guarding Division in Ontario.

Responsibility to lead 5 direct reports and a substantial field ops contingent.

The individual I’m looking for must be from the Static Guarding industry … period – no exceptions! I’m looking for someone with personality … gravitas + charisma.



  • Direct responsibility for Ontario Operations … static security division
  • Manage and support the Operations Team … across Ontario
  • Increase efficiency of operation by introducing best practices and technology
  • Plan, develop and execute strategies to assist in achieving sales goals
  • Develop genuine relationships with existing clientele to strengthen business partnerships
  • Execute provincial and national agreements with static and insurance security clients
  • Ensure operational excellence and flawless execution
  • Build relationships with front line staff and demonstrate a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Support affiliate companies and assist on joint projects


  • 2-4 years as an Operations Manager … within the static guarding industry
  • Ability to inspire a team … and the ability to build consensus to promote common cause
  • Persuasive … and able to adapt communication style to both audience and situation


BASE SALARY: $80,000
MBO: $10,000
OTHER: RRSP + benefits + car allowance + gas card


If you’re qualified for this role … the proverbial ball is in your court.
This is what happens next;

1st – I need you to email your resume to me at;

2nd – Ensure the subject line reads; THE ‘ROY CLEVELAND SULLIVAN’ ROLE – (#25H71-MTCHFBL)

3rd – I beg you to please, please, please not send me a previously prepared, generic email … where you simply change the “Dear Insert Name” portion.

4th – Based on my job description … tell me what specifically makes you a legitimate contender.