Flex­i­ble fam­ily op­tions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

JUST three months since es­tab­lish­ing his fam­ily busi­ness, Musa Serin has big plans for his two sons and daugh­ter who help op­er­ate the Zara Cafe in Can­ning­ton.

Mr Serin (47) plans to ex­pand the fledg­ling busi­ness spe­cial­is­ing in Turk­ish cui­sine, en­vis­ag­ing fran­chises and a larger restau­rant in the fu­ture.

He said he hoped his chil­dren would help him with his plans by oper­at­ing fran­chises around Perth once es­tab­lished.

But, he is re­al­is­tic about the dif­fi­cul­ties of small busi­ness and said his son Enes (19), and daugh­ter Bursra (22) had al­ter­na­tive ca­reers they could go to if they no longer wanted to be a part of the busi­ness.

“I am go­ing to teach them now so they can run the fran­chises,” Mr Serin said.

“Busi­ness is al­ways a bit risky.

“They have other ca­reers they can go to. They can go their own way if they want to.

“My son who is 19 is a qual­i­fied auto elec­tri­cian; he does the ser­vice in the café and makes the ke­babs and my daugh­ter is a qual­i­fied teacher’s as­sis­tant and she helps with ser­vice.”

His youngest son, Esat (13) helps in the cafe af­ter school.

Mr Serin’s wife, Emine, is the café’s chef, pro­vid­ing Turk­ish cui­sine for break­fast, lunch and din­ner.

“I know what I am do­ing and I love what I am do­ing,” Mr Serin said. “Ser­vice has to be great and the prod­uct has to be fresh.”

He said his dream was to open a two to three-storey restau­rant that in­cluded a steak house and ke­bab house with an en­tire level ded­i­cated to sweets.

Mr Serin has no plans to re­tire. “I am not in­ter­ested in re­tir­ing and stay­ing at home do­ing noth­ing. If I do re­tire, I will do some sort of work at home.”

Musa Serin (right) and his son Enes at the fam­ily-run Zara Cafe in Can­ning­ton.

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