Flexible family options
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.