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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘NEXT EPISODE’ ROLE ($55,000+)

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In July 1999, Andre Romelle Young (more commonly known as … Dr. Dre) released “The Next Episode”.

This was the third single from his second studio album – featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg.

Since that time … and as a result of his shrewd business sense, Dr. Dre moved on to producing albums for other artists and launching the wildly successful Beats by Dre headphones.

In May 2014 … Dre sold the Beats business to Apple … for a reported 3 billion dollars! Needless to say, he is now (by far) … the Richest Man in Hip-Hop!

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

That said … just as Dre moved on from rather humble beginnings in Compton … Mark Vandyke of Match and Fable is on the hunt for a Bar Manager who is ready to step into the ‘next episode’ of their career with our fantastic client in The Six!

POSITION:            BAR MANAGER
REPORTS TO:       GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:           TORONTO, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:            RESTAURANT / LOUNGE

SUMMARY:   

With seating for 400+ … Match and Fable’s client is one of downtown Toronto’s greatest concepts. Put very mildly … this restaurant / lounge is absolutely stunning.

Our client is looking for a Bar Manager who knows what it takes to make the bar hum. Someone who can lead a team to represent the brand – impeccably!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and promote and train staff in new specialty drinks
  • Prepare weekly schedules for bartender, barback and server staff … to effectively cover all shifts
  • Monitor beverage inventory … ensuring adequate stock and pours are in line with brand standards
  • Oversee cleanliness of staff and bar area
  • Review sales and beverage costs (reconciling inventory)
  • Ensure proper cash management
  • Dialogue with customers to promote the brand
  • Oversee preparation of beverages … ensuring highest quality of product and experience


REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: Creativity + Leadership
  • MUST HAVE: 2+ years’ experience as a Bar Manager
  • A genuine ‘hands-on’ management style … not an arm-chair quarterback!
  • Able to perform at a rapid pace while maintaining high attention to detail


REMUNERATION:

SALARY: $55,000
OTHER: incentives + bonuses + vacation + meals + tips

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; NEXT EPISODE – 8C91MTCHFBL
  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.