Keri is Zafs better half!

After 12 years establishing Café Jazz as something of an icon in the area, Zaf and his wife Keri have made both a lifestyle and career change to join us at U.P. They bring with them a wealth of life experiences. Born in Turkey to Turkish/Greek parents, Zaf was schooled through to University in Ankara. He has enjoyed a career as a professional volleyball player and model, been a Corporal in the Turkish Airforce and then moved to New Zealand where he has settled and made his mark in the hospitality industry.

Keri has been the administrative support behind Café Jazz over their years of ownership. Her background was in the Travel Industry and Insurance, where she became New Zealand’s youngest female broker before travelling overseas. She met Zaf while modelling in Turkey. She is also an accomplished artist who has a great eye for colour and design.

Keri and Zaf have two beautiful daughters who attend Baradene College, and have been married for 20 years.

Together they bring a wealth of people experience and a genuine desire to get you the best results through an honest and hard working approach.

They are a breath of fresh air to the industry and a welcome addition to our team.