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THIS INDUSTRY CAN CERTAINLY THROWSOME CURVEBALLS AT TIMES, ANDPERHAPS NONE MORE SO THAN WHENA COUPLE RUNNING A RESTAURANT GOTHEIR SEPARATE WAYS. IT’S SUBJECTMATTER I KNOW QUITE WELL. BUTWHILE THE ‘NORM’ THAT YOU WOULDEXPECT IS THAT THE CHEF STAYS IN THEESTABLISHMENT AND THE EX DISAPPEARSELSEWHERE, THIS WAS NOT THE CASEWHEN IT CAME TO THE RESTAURANTFORMERLY KNOWN AS DRAKES. DEFYINGVERY MANY ODDS, SERINA TOOKCONTROL, REBRANDED THE RESTAURANT,APPOINTED FRED CLAPPERTON ASHEAD CHEF AND IN 2018, THE PAIR WEREAWARDED THEIR FIRST MICHELIN STAR.