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.