What started out for Christine Watson as a job making pizza in Launceston more than 30 years ago turned out to be a family business spanning three generations.
Now the Watson family is selling the Italian Pizza House business and buildings, after owning the operation for almost 15 years.
Mrs Watson considers she was "very lucky to have a boss who taught me everything about the business, including how to make the gelati ice cream".
Since he had given her that level of knowledge, Mrs Watson's old boss thought she should buy the business - and she did in September 2004, with son Heath coming on as a partner.
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This proved good timing for her husband, Brett Watson, who had owned the Winnaleah butcher shop, but could not keep running the business.
"The timing was good. This [opportunity] came into place then," Mr Watson said.
Heath Watson bought out his mother's share in the business five years ago and his brother, Brock, established his own pizza place - Longford Pizza House & Takeaway, with both parents working in their sons' businesses.
But the family connection works at another level, with granddaughter and niece Taelah working between the businesses too.
Both Heath and Brock Watson have installed technology at their respective businesses, but Mrs Watson prefers her "old-fashioned" methods.
"I still cut the dough balls by hand," she said.
In almost 15 years the Watson family has noticed several changes in the trade, with vegan and gluten-free diets and online ordering topping their list.
"Online ordering is really big now. About 25 per cent of our business comes through online orders," Heath Watson said.
"And it's all by card now; cash is a thing of the past," Brock Watson said.
Family members are looking forward to a change, with Mrs Watson happy to stop "working six days a week", Heath Watson starting a building career, Brett and Brock Watson focusing on the Longford business and Taelah Watson hoping to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic.
The business and buildings at 65 George Street and Shop 15 Yorktown Square were listed for sale with Harrison Humphreys for $890,000 last week, with buyers already expressing interest.
Mrs Watson reflects on the moment she took ownership of the Italian Pizza House.
"One of my bosses got down on his hands and knees and kissed the floor, and said 'I want this business to be as good to you as it has been to me'. I will do the same for the next owner."