This week, we sat down with one of Toronto’s top delivery drivers. We wanted to learn a bit more about his life outside of Foodee. Andres is an avid sports fan – make sure to ask him about Barcelona – and first rate Foodee. We appreciate him taking the time to speak with us!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Canadian – born and raised in Toronto – but born from two Ecuadorian parents, so I was also raised in Latin culture. I am currently working part time for Foodee, while attending Humber as an accounting student.
I’m a big sports fan and follow all my Toronto teams, especially the Leafs. I’m also a huge soccer fan: my favourite team is Barcelona SC, a club from Ecuador…Believe me, not many people know there is a Barcelona team in Ecuador; I always have to fill people in.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
Normally, I start off my morning doing some deliveries and then come and hang out at the Toronto office. After that, I finish off the rest of my orders. When I’m done with work I’m mostly studying, or at least trying to. I can get easily distracted!
How did you first learn about Foodee?
I was looking for part time work on Indeed and saw that Foodee was looking for drivers. I applied, they contacted me, and the rest is as you say: history.
What attracted you to the driver role at Foodee?
The flexibility really attracted me. I wasn’t looking for anything crazy and with school it seemed like a perfect match.
What do you like most about working at Foodee?
I really do appreciate the flexibility, but besides that, I got to know my city and find all these great restaurants. Still trying to eat at each of the restaurants we have on our directory.
What is the most challenging part of the job?
Parking for the breakfasts and dinners. A lot of streets don’t allow parking after a certain time and it can get challenging to find a spot.
What is your most embarrassing moment while working as a Foodee delivery driver?
When soup explodes! Not a fun time.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
An Ecuadorian seafood dish called encebollado. I grew up eating sea food and encebollado was always my favourite.
What is your least favourite food and why?
Another Ecuadorian food called mote. It almost has no taste and does not sit well in my mouth.
If you could switch your job with anyone else at Foodee, who would it be?
Probably our logistics manager, Faybion. This way I can control his schedule for a change 😉
That’s it for this month’s Meet the Fleet segment! Check back in Nov. for another great profile. Want to earn some extra money? Apply to become a Foodee delivery driver today!