Q and A with Lisa Hester from Backpacks 4 Vic kids

Lisa Hester 279938_05 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I create speciality birthday and anniversary cakes.

What do you love about what you do?

I love my volunteers and creating a supportive community.


Who is the best person you’ve worked with?

My beautiful admin assistant, Jeanette.


What would your last meal be?

Roast pork with crackling and veggies.


What is your most memorable moment?

Running onto the MCG in 2009 after competing in the Melbourne Marathon.


What event past or present would you like to witness?

To see the Northern Lights.


Which three guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Morgan Freeman, Robyn Williams, The Rock.

What are you currently listening to, watching or reading?

Listening to new country artists and reading the book Attached.


If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook? 

Slow cooked chickpea Curry.


Where is your dream holiday destination?



What were you like as a kid?

I grew up on a farm and used to sing to the cows.


What was your first job? 

I was a checkout chick at Safeway in Pakenham.

What are the three most used apps on your phone?

Spotify, Youtube, The Bible App.

What’s one question that you have always wanted answered?

What’s the best place to hide the treats from the kids?