Riders of Deliveroo: Meet Nestor
Nestor has been riding with us in Brisbane for two years. Find out about one of his favourite Deliveroo moments, why he loves riding, and his passion for music…
Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I love music – I’ve been producing electronic music and playing shows for 16 years.
I’ve travelled to the United States a few times to play gigs, but felt like I wasn’t able to express myself well because my English was too basic. This is one of the main reasons I decided to move to Australia three years ago – so I could study English and pursue my passion for music.
I completed an English course during my first year in Australia, and after that I started taking classes in Media. I now have a Bachelor’s degree in Media and TV, and am interested in getting back into this field while Ii’m over here.
Music has continued to play a big part in my life! I’ve been lucky because I’ve had the chance to play for clubs and festivals around the country! Now I hold residency at The Met, which is (one of the best clubs in Brisbane).
Why did you start riding with Deliveroo, and what do you enjoy most about it?
I think it’s every international student’s dream to have a Deliveroo account! I was riding with a different platform before, but I heard lots of cool stories about Deliveroo and how the company works which encouraged me to apply.
I really enjoy being my own boss. I also get bored easily when I’m in one place, and riding gives me the chance to go around the city, see beautiful landscapes, and get to know different cultures through visiting different restaurants and chatting to their staff.
Do you have any funny/favourite stories?
I almost had a party when I first became a rider and received the Deliveroo Kit package with the bag and other items! When I was wearing the jacket I felt so proud – I wanted to go everywhere with it! It has been life changing to ride with Deliveroo. I started earning more, working less, and felt like a rockstar riding around the city!
Are there any tips you would like to give to new riders?
Don’t stress when you’re not getting lots of orders! Check out a few different spots to find the busier ones and the right times.