This is a list of characters for the manga series ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''.


!Tootsuki Students

[[folder:Polaris Dormitory]]

!!Soma Yukihira
!!!Voiced by Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka
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The protagonist of the series, Soma is a 16-year old first-year high school student, [[NewTransferStudent having transferred]] to the elite Tootsuki culinary school after this father Jouichirou Yukihira leaves their family restaurant ''Yukihira'' to work overseas.
!!!Tropes associated with Soma Yukihira:

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Soma gets this reception before he is enrolled into Tootsuki. Everyone figures he's a small fry since he comes from a simple family restaurant.
* {{Badass}}: Possesses uncanny culinary skills and techniques, backed by an indomitable aura, who knows how impress the audience, judges and opponents.
** BadassBoast: When Erina Nakiri states how most Tootsuki applicants had received gifted education in ultra-fine gastronomy in their middle school years, Soma declares he's lived in a kitchen for twelve years, to wit he adds the first time he held a kitchen knife was when he was '''three years-old'''.
** Since he's a NewTransferStudent, Soma is to deliver an introduction of himself to the Tootsuki first-years - he declares he will use the other 99% of them as "stepping stones" to reach the top. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Everybody in Tootsuki now knows who Soma is]].
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Soma's creativity allows him to utilize some of the techniques of his opponents, whether it be against them in their own match or against new rivals.
** In his Shokugeki against Nikumi, he managed to beat her special meat dish by complementing the rice and meat to create a more unified and addicting flavor.
** In the first Fall Classic match, he used a simple molecular gastronomy technique to beat Alice's more exquisite bento.
** Subverted in the Fall Classic Preliminary Round, where his curry dish almost won against the curry specialist, Akira Hayama, but although more of the panelist have preferred Soma's dish, his score still ended up losing by one point to Hayama's and tying with Kurokiba's.
** To increase the level of the Shokugeki, Soma informed Subaru Mimasaka that he had planned to make "Beef Stew" as his entry for the Semifinals, also challenging himself, since he was aware that Mimasaka was going to copy him anyway.
* BookDumb: Soma lacks the knowledge of some of the finer aspects of cooking, but makes up for it with his willingness to experiment. It's emphasized despite not having attended culinary school before, he's had enough hands-on experience in the ''Yukihira'' kitchen to be more than a match for his peers.
* BrutalHonesty: Soma calls things exactly as he sees them. Jouichirou points out that this is what makes him such a skilled chef: he's not talented, he's just brutally honest with himself too, and combines this with his {{Determinator}} tendencies to constantly work on his own flaws and better himself.
* CaptainOblivious: Zigzagged, such as being unaware about his father and status as a world-famous chef, despite seeing photos of him with foreigners and taking phone calls from people who speak different languages.
* CatchPhrase: "Happy to serve!"; turns into BorrowedCatchphrase as his father also uses it.
* ChallengeSeeker: If he encounters someone that can do what he wants to learn, Soma is ready to give them the fight in that field.
* CharacterTitle: The series is called ''Shokugeki no S'''o'''ma'', but his name is either [[SpellMyNameWithAnS written]] as "''S'''ō'''ma''" or "''S'''ou'''ma''". The word "soma" means "spirit", thus the title means "cooking spirit", a direct pun on his official localized name "Soma".
* ChasteHero: As he is ObliviousToLove, he also shows no interest at all in love. He thinks Ikumi and Mayumi's reactions to each other are just "they not getting along", is amazed at the new concept of "cooking for the loved person" when Megumi tells this and treats everyone with the same friendly attitude regardless of the gender, not showing reaction to all the blatant MaleGaze around.
* CordonBleughChef, LethalChef: [[JustifiedTrope When doing his experiments, which results in a lot of failures]].
* DelayedReaction: When he walks in on his dad in the Polar Star Dorm kitchen, he just begins helping out without thinking, not reacting properly until the next page.
* TheDeterminator: Souma's greatest strength is that he refuses to give up and admit that someone is simply better than he is. It helps him keep calm and continue improving himself long past the point another person with similar level of ability but less drive would simply quit. Despite his irritation at having lost to his father nearly five hundred times, he still takes every match completely seriously, always intending to win. He also keeps working right to the last minute for his match against Subaru and in the next match after that he manages to match two specialists through sheer trial and error testing.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Subverted. Even when he did many awesome tasks, like defeating Ikumi, Subaru and Alice, going toe-to-toe against Hayama and Kurokiba and surviving an unnofficial Shokugeki against Legendary 10 Kojirou Shinomiya, the average student body still looks down on him. Even when most of the school snubs him, Soma doesn't care at all about this.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Soma tries out one of his new dishes(squid tentacles and peanut butter) before feeding it to his classmate, which showcases his quirky experimental qualities as a chef. In a subsequent scene, he astutely notes his mistakes after his cooking match with his father which displays a bit of a quieter side. Not to mention his incredible improvised meat dish against realtors, which cements himself as an unorthodox but highly determined chef.
* TheEveryman: While he doesn't have a specialty like other characters, his signature style seems to revolve around common, homey dishes. It gets {{Lampshaded}} in later chapters when people start referring to his food as having "the flavor of the masses."
* FriendlyRivalry: It's almost impossible to make enemies with Soma, since he always ends up befriending or getting along with his oponents: Ikumi ended up having a crush on him, Takumi also became a friendly rival to him, Soma frequently talks casually to Erina ([[{{Tsundere}} even if she doesn't want to]]), gets orientation from Akira, talks friendly with Alice during the match, compliments Subaru's motorcycle, and later hangs out with both Hayama and Kurokiba after the match is over.
* FriendToAllChildren: He's surprisingly good with kids, knowing a lot of little visual tricks with cooking that help grab their attention.
** Soma during the breakfast buffet trial at training camp, when he calls a shy little girl to try his omelette breakfast by showcasing it as a "magic trick".
** At the cooking school, Soma and Megumi get the children's attention by appealing to what they find cool, and later encourage them to do their assignments by various methods.
* GenerationXerox: Soma is practically his father when he was his age. In fact, a lot of Soma's quirks are carried over from him. Visually {{Lampshaded}} by Gin Doujima.
** The trope is not entirely played straight. It's somewhat ZigZagged in that Soma's father was implied to be an angrier/brash cook who was called "Asura" (a god of destruction). However, he eventually grew out of this, and raised Soma to be better than that.
* GoodIsNotDumb: An establishing moment of this trait came from the Sumire District arc, where he pointed out the fact that customers (or people) are greedy in nature.
* GracefulLoser: Even though he lost 490 consecutive duels against his father or a WorthyOpponent, Soma will remain friendly towards his competitor.
** Subverted during the Fall Classic, when Satoshi points out his latest dish is a combination of his last two defeats ([[spoiler:the omelette from the breakfast buffet trial and the apple risotto from his 490th duel with his father]]), refusing to let those moments pass as "failures". Fumio even names him "The Ultimate SoreLoser". Granted, Soma never becomes bitter, but he is very focused on surpassing himself.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Subverted; Soma's twelve years of hands-on experience in the kitchen proves to be a great asset.
* TheHero: He's the protagonist, and his talents in cooking and his overall genial personality attracts no shortage of friends and rivals. Satoshi Isshiki implies that Soma's uniqueness may bring about larger changes in Tootsuki.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: As noted by Isshiki, All the articles in the Tootsuki Sports are either to criticize or dismiss Soma's relevance at the school (for example, by picking bad photos of him or giving more spotlight to the other contestants). The only journalist who genuinely likes him is Mitsuru. It's justified since the negative articles against Soma are the most requested by the student body in part due to his introduction speech, and because acknowledging his strengths would also mean doing the same for their own weaknesses.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: This happens to Soma at one point during the Breakfast trial. His desire to create a surprising dish (based on his experience from Yukihira) also meant it wasn't suitable for a buffet trial [[spoiler: He manages to barely pass using improvisation and showmanship]].
* InsufferableGenius: From the perspective of the average students, Soma is irritating due to his confidence bordering on arrogance and his dismissal of those without real work experience. They always want him to be shown to be nothing special, but he keeps performing admirably until they have to grudgingly admit that he really is good. It's also subverted later on when it's pointed out that his greatest strength is that he can look at himself objectively, see where his flaws are, and work to improve himself, something very few people can do. Thus, while Soma gives the impression of arrogance, he's usually making an objective statement about the odds, fully aware of his own limits.
* InsultBackfire: When the loan shark claims the ''Yukihira'' is nothing but a failure, Soma presents her with an extremely delicious dish, explaining it was inspired by an accident, i.e. ''from a failure''.
* IResembleThatRemark: Denies being a sore loser, then corrects his dad on how many times he’s lost to him because he doesn’t want him to think he’s already won five hundred times in a row.
* LastNameBasis: Soma calls almost everyone by their surname, except Takumi Aldini, Fumio ("Fumio-san") and Ikumi Mito (he uses ''[[InSeriesNickname Nikumi]]'' and is the only one who gets away with calling her that), and Alice Nakiri (who he labels as "Nakiri's cousin").
* MacGyvering: Soma can make any dish taste incredible, even when the barest of ingredients are available. For example, in Fumio's entry test to the Polaris Dormitory, he makes a hamburger with only one gram of ground meat left in the kitchen, mixed with a can of sardines.
* MissingMom: His mother, an indirect PlotPoint, as he took his mother's surname "Yukihira" instead of his father's "Saiba".[[spoiler: His father mentions later on that he goes by Yukihira now too, though he's still known the world over as Saiba.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: While his competitors will use financially expensive ingredients, yet rich in flavor, Soma can pull off the same result by buying affordable items from the local supermarket and any leftovers.
** In his Shokugeki against Ikumi, Soma uses a discounted beef from a supermarket to go against the grade A5 beef -- which is probably the best quality of beef that can be found -- the former uses.
** When Soma is matched to go against Alice Nakiri (who is expected to do a very elaborated entry), Soma opts for a Nori bento, which is considered the most basic kind, with Ryoko lampshading it by ''"It's so typical of you"''. Soma then makes this bento "evolve".
** This is essentially the core of his cooking style; taking common, everyday dishes and elevating them with his high level of technique.
* NaiveNewcomer: Subverted; he's impressed with every new fact he discovers from Tootsuki or his roommates, but he gets used to it in less than three panels.
* NervesOfSteel: His father taught him how to stay calm under pressure and when combined with his experience in the kitchen it works to keep him from panicking during high profile matches. During the breakfast selection during the training camp he makes a mistake in his choice of menu, but quick thinking at the last minute allows him to come up with a new approach and attract nearly two hundred customers in only half an hour. In the process, he managed to keep refining and improving his technique. All around him, other people had given up or were panicking, but he remained calm and focused, for which Doujima praises him.
* NewTransferStudent: Soma transferred to Tootsuki at the beginning of his first-year in high school. Not unusual, except Tootsuki also has a middle school campus, and the majority of the first-years come from there to the academy.
* NoFameNoWealthNoService: Most of the school looks down on him because of his humble origins, compared to the many heirs of wealthy restaurants.
* NonUniformUniform: Soma wears his shirts open with a dark t-shirt inside (long-sleeved when getting colder) and no tie.
* ObliviousToLove: As of the Fall Classic, at least two girls have a crush on him, yet he can't tell, since he's focused on two things: surviving school and surpassing his dad. '''That's it'''.
* PowerCopying: Not as blatant as Mimasaka Subaru, but he's pretty good at getting inspirations from other dishes / concepts. He used Alice's own Molecular Gastronomy technique against her (Sodium Alginate + Calcium Chloride), and in his battle vs Mimasaka Subaru, he used Hisako's technique to thicken his own stew using collagen in beef tail. [[spoiler:However, this trait eventually leads him to failing to win the Fall Classic. Nothing he makes is really unique to him, so even if he can make food on par with other cooks he still hasn't grown as much as they have.]]
* RedHeadedHero: Even though he is a ''shounen'' hero, he's not the typical FieryRedhead and is fairly cool-headed in every situation.
* RunningGag: Every time Erina tries to tell him how terrible he is, he just laughs it off or ignores it. When she keeps it up, he eventually [[OverusedRunningGag notes that having a normal conversation with her is pretty difficult.]]
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: He gets incredibly frustrated at any perceived loss, no matter who his opponent is. When he loses to Shinomiya, a famous chef in France, he waits until Megumi is gone before slamming his hand on the wall hard enough to hurt himself. When he gets second place against [[spoiler:Akira Hayama]] in the Fall Classic he's angry that he didn't get perfect scores across the board, despite only losing by one point to a specialist on his home ground. [[spoiler:Losing again in the finals is a bit different, however. He's bitter, but he also acknowledges that Hayama's cooking has something he lacks.]]
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Played with; there are many opportunities for students to get expelled at Tootsuki, thus Soma has to put his cooking experience to the test and improvise when he can to win, yet there are a few moments where he doesn't "entirely succeed".
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Phonetically, the "o" in his name is written as "''ō''", which equates to "''ou''". Both are correct, but the series' title uses the word "soma" for "spirit", a pun on his name. The English localization uses the latter.
* TaughtByExperience: The crux of his skills; however, even though he's worked in a kitchen for twelve years, he has much to learn, but Soma's a very quick learner and knows how to make his mistakes curb in his favor. [[spoiler: He just learned that this won't cut it against chefs that are truly better than him (who ''aren't'' his father).]]
* TransferStudentUniforms: The jacket he wears seems to be the black ''gakuran'' from his previous school, while the Tootsuki highschool jacket is navy blue with white borders on the collar, with pleaded brown pants and tie.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Zigzagged. Souma is constantly being labelled by other students for being the nobody from a small restaurant, yet consistently performed better than most of the other students in his year. He managed to beat Ikumi in a Shokugeki, ties with Takumi for their unofficial contest in the summer training camp, and later beats Alice Nakiri and Subaru Mimasaka in the Fall Classic Finals -- both of whom were considered to be leagues above Souma. However, he also lost [[spoiler:in the unofficial Shokugeki against Koujirou, scored lower than Akira in the Fall Classic preliminaries and eventually losing in the finals]].
* UndyingLoyalty: He will defend the name of ''Yukihira'' at any cost; this extends to his neighborhood and classmates from his old school.
* UnknownRival: He sees Erina as a goal for his cooking. She sees him as an eyesore that stubbornly refuses to go away. When he [[spoiler:makes it to the finals of the autumn election]] he proclaims that he's now only one step below her. Not only does she scoff at his declaration, but she cares so little about it that she continues on to demand the shoujo manga that he promised as payment.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: While his cooking is very versatile, Soma still comes from a "special-of-the-day" family restaurant, and he "specialize" in simple dishes that can be created and served on the spot.
** This briefly becomes a negative during the breakfast buffet trial, as he's used to serving food immediately. The solution? [[spoiler:Put on a show to attract customers]].
** The same aspect also bit him back as a ''stagiare'' (prep cook) at "Shino's". Soma simply isn't used to the amount of forethought and planning needed to ensure that the dishes in multiple multi-course meals go out at precisely the right time.
* WorthyOpponent: After he succeeds in completing redesigning his breakfast menu and attracting 190 customers in half hour, Alice comes to respect his ability and quick thinking. She looks forward to competing with him in the future just like she wants to compete with Erina. When they do face off, while she has respect for his abilities she's still absolutely positive she's going to win, however. [[spoiler:She loses because unlike Soma, she didn't consider the criteria thoroughly enough.]]

!!Megumi Tadokoro
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakahashi
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One of two heroines of the series, the clumsy and shy Megumi is a first-year student at Tootsuki from Hokkaido. A much more skilled chef than she believes herself to be, her specialties are Hospitality (the warmth and care for others placed into her dishes; in other words, "comfort food") and dried ingredients.
!!!Tropes associated with Megumi Tadokoro:

* {{Adorkable}}: Particulary during training camp, where she reaches nearly AccidentalPornomancer levels with two of the Legendary Alumni. In the breakfast buffet trial, when a customer tries her dish, he asks if she would marry his grandson.
* ApologizesALot: Seeing Megumi and Jun interact, Souma’s eyes glaze over as he realizes they’re stuck in an infinite loop of apologies.
* AudienceSurrogate: Initially, her role was to be the StraightMan to Souma's overconfident antics as well as an observer to his various habits.
* AngelUnaware: Gin states her strongest asset lies in hospitality, which she focuses on caring the diners during the breakfast buffet trial.
* AnimalMotifs: She has been compared to a rabbit twice: Her nickname as "The Tohoku Hopping Hare" in Table Tennis, and also after her match against Ryou Kurokiba, being described as "A bunny going against a wolf".
%%* BadassAdorable: After she TookALevelInBadass
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Soma - both come from a humble background (Soma likes serving people from his neighborhood, Megumi works in an inn with a close relationship with the townsfolk) and suffer from bullying by the other student chefs, yet are better cooks than the average lot. When given the opportunity, they can make friends easily.
* BookDumb: Megumi has had a history of failing and poor performance in cooking school, but is actually a talented cook who just doesn't do well under pressure.
* BoringButPractical: She's not the flashiest cook in the series, but clearly puts a great deal of thought into her cooking.
* CharacterDevelopment: She started out as having a low self esteem because of her bad performance at school. Once she gets paired with Soma, her confidence starts to bloom by showing her real talent to everyone, even to have recognition from The Legendary Ten. By the Fall Classic, Megumi can stand out by herself without depending on Soma, and even wanting to compete having fun cooking instead of succumbing under the pressure like she used to be. She even stands up to Ryou, of all people, [[BadassAdorable in her own way of course]]. She's come far.
* ComfortFood: Megumi's specialty. While dishes from other characters cause the well known orgasmic reactions and imagery in those who eat them, Megumi's dishes cause a different kind of reactions and imagery, that being of simple, heartwarming happiness. The judges during the Fall Classic are shown as relaxing while sitting around a kotatsu when they try her curry dish, and just one bite of her dish during her shokugeki against him gave Shinomiya a flashback to time spent with his mother.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She has borderline failing grades at the start, no self confidence and a lot of rather dorky moments where she's in over her head. After getting through those issues and focusing more on her niche as a cook she shows that she's actually one of the better cooks in the 92nd generation, capable of [[spoiler:making it through the preliminaries for the autumn festival]]. She's also been able to prepare hanging monkfish since she was a child, which amazes everyone.
%%* CryCute
* TheCutie: While most chefs look {{Badass}} when they're cooking, she's the character who always looks more [[BadassAdorable adorable]] than badass, even in table tennis.
* CuteClumsyGirl: When she's under pressure she makes a lot of mistakes, mainly in classes. [[{{Deconstruction}} This leads to her repeatedly failing her classes and being mocked by the other students who don't know her real skill such that, by the time she enters highshchool, she was one only one fail away from being expelled]].
* TheDeterminator: Even though most of Tootsuki calls her a "dunce" and has a bad case of stage fright, Megumi wants to cook her best, primarily inspired by Soma.
** Also seen in her flashbacks, she learned as a child to cut hanging goosefish (which is a very hard task, specially for a little girl) to keep up with the tradition of her Ryokan, once their chef had to retire. The fishermen admired her determination so much that they still regard her very high.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: By the Fall Classic, it's evident she's having her own [[CharacterDevelopment character arc]] and is the headlining heroine.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Played with during Training Camp, where Hinako Inui of the Legendary Alumni starts caressing her hand after meeting.
* {{Foil}}: While Soma is a ChallengeSeeker and TheAce, Megumi is the ShrinkingViolet Underdog.
** To Miyoko Hojou: the humble Megumi is shy NiceGirl who garners support from Soma, their roommates and her hometown residents, but Miyoko DoesNotLikeMen and can't trust them because of their sexist beliefs in the kitchen.
* HairDecorations, GirlishPigtails: Of the Girlish Twinbraids variety, and also has a small flower pin in her right side.
* HarshWordImpact: Twice by Soma, and once by a little girl who she was teaching cooking.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: As her hospitality is key in her dishes, she also works under a mentality of "cook for someone you love, and it will be tastier". [[spoiler:This comes to a head with her budding affections for Soma, as she recalls the events of the preliminaries in the Fall Classic]].
* HiddenDepths: Before enrolling into Tootsuki, Megumi was a national-level table tennis player.
* KnowYourVines: She can easily recognize and get herbs and other plants in the forest section of the training camp.
* TheLancer: She has served as Souma's cooking partner through a number of assignments as well as offering constructive feedback on his cooking.
* LetsGetDangerous: Anytime she's about to play table tennis and when she strategizes for the Fall Classic (though she relapses into NervousWreck occasionally).
* NiceGirl: See AngelUnaware.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Megumi is the best cook in her home town, but in Tootsuki she was on the verge of failing before Souma bailed her out. Tootsuki emphasizes technical perfection, composure when pressured and a certain emotional distance in the preparation, but Megumi is easily intimidated and specializes in adapting her cooking to suit the particular needs of whoever she’s cooking for.
* OnlySaneMa: She's apparently the only normal resident the Polaris Dormitory, as most of the other students can, and frequently do, behave like rowdy party animals. {{Lampshaded}} when she says Soma will "fit right in" with the wacky residents.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: In chapter 69, Megumi believes that she's gotten stronger because of the support of her friends.
* RedBaron: Aside from the nicknames the Legendary 10 were proposing for her, Megumi is also known as "The Tohoku Hopping Hare" in Table Tennis.
* ShrinkingViolet: Especially in the beginning of the series. She's still one, but not as bad as before.
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[spoiler:Ryou during their duel in the Fall Classic]]. Seeing that she's supported by her friends, he tells her that the kitchen is battlefield where cooks, regardless if they are working together, are fighting "eating" each other and that her cooking is a "trashy game" because she thinks that cooperation is important and that she doesn't fight with fellow cooks. Her response:
--> "At the very least, the things I've seen aren't trash at all!" (''a short break to cook her dish'') "All the people who pushed me forward, don't speak badly of them!"
* SkilledButNaive: She's no doubt a skilled cook, but initially struggled with Tootsuki due to her lack of confidence.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In the first chapter, Mayumi Kurase is Soma's classmate, shy girl who likes his dishes and has yellow eyes. When Soma goes to Tootsuki, he becomes friends with Megumi, a shy girl from Hokkaido who admires Soma's cooking and has yellow eyes.
* TookALevelInBadass: Begins the series with failing grades due to stage fright and is one mark away from explusion. After partnering with Soma, her cooking skills improve, becoming more refined and brave. [[spoiler:This culminates in the Fall Classic, where she passes into the final eight]].
%%* TaremeEyes
* YamatoNadeshiko: The others often comment Megumi will be a great wife when they taste her cooking.

!! Satoshi Isshiki -- Seventh Seat
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai
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The oldest student in the Polaris Dormitory, Satoshi is a second-year student at Tootsuki and holds the seventh seat of the Council of Ten Masters.
!!!Tropes associated with Satoshi Isshiki:

* TheAce: During the training camp of his year, he was the first male student to complete the "50 meals"-challenge.
* AirVentEscape: Has a habit of visiting Soma by his ceiling panel.
%%* BishieSparkle
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's the best cook in the Polar Star Dorm and the seventh seat of the elite ten, but he also goes around naked apart from an apron whenever he can.
* ChickMagnet: One of judges at the Fall Classic offers him financial aid to support him forever if he would become hers. He's also very popular with older women at the DEF Kitchen.
* CombatPragmatist: Played for laughs during a ping pong match between Megumi and Isshiki. Though he’s just barely managing to hold his own, he knows he’s going to lose eventually, so he distracts her during a serve by telling her that she’ll be in the autumn election. Everyone gets so wrapped up in the announcement that they forgot about the ping pong match, allowing him to leave without losing.
* DreamSequence: Isshiki has this while worrying if the rest of the dormitory will come back complete from the Training Camp. He imagines Soma a lot more muscular, Megumi turned into a JapaneseDelinquent, and Shun completely scrawny; the only remains of Zenji were his glasses.
* FemaleGaze: There are plenty of times when readers will see his naked butt.
* TheHost: He had this role for the Fall Classic's 2nd round and the Finale.
* HyperAwareness: Not only is Satoshi aware of hidden talents at Tootsuki that has yet to bloom, he tests Soma's potential as a WildCard and deduces his prescence will likely shuffle the balance of power in the student body. This appraisal doesn't really start paying off for almost a hundred chapters.
* LifeOfTheParty: Everytime there's a party, Satoshi will appear wearing nothing but an apron or a speedo underneath that, prompting cheers from his roommates.
* ManlyTears: His reaction to Soma's dish, "Revamped Mackerel Onigiri Chazuke", following the welcoming party.
* MrFanservice: He's conventionally good-looking, and is often walks around with minimum clothing.
%%* NakedApron: His standard attire in the dormitory, although he'd change into a '''{{Fundoshi}}''' (a traditional Japanese undergarment) while working in his garden.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His tendency to go around naked in the dorms are mostly PlayedForLaughs.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Isshiki uses freely the intercom and the air ducts to get into his roomates bedrooms in the most unexpected moments. Don't even try to ignore him, because he will get persistent. He also wanders around almost naked without a care in the world.
* SharpDressedMan: Soma and Megumi get shocked seeing him in a business suit, admitting he looked super-cool. Later they question if it was really necesary to get dressed for a ''community cooking school''.
* {{Stripperific}}: A male example. Most of the outfits he usually wears inside the dorms are {{Naked Apron}}s, {{Fundoshi}}s and Speedos, especially when entertaining his kouhais for the dorm parties (which would look like a stripper party in other context).
* WorthyOpponent: He's very sure of his roommates' potential (especially Soma and Megumi's), backing their names in the Fall Classic list, hoping to face them once they're ready.

!! Shun Ibusaki
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TaishiMurata
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Another first-year resident in the Polaris Dormitory, Shun's specialty is smoked food.
!!!Tropes associated with Shun Ibusaki:

* BlindingBangs: We have yet to see his eyes, his lack of visible emotions probably helps emphasize his impassive attitude.
%%* BrutalHonesty
* ChainsawGood: He uses a chainsaw to cut trees and woods.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of his funny moments come from how he keeps a straight face in front of his more crazy, loud-mouthed roommates.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: In the rare moments when he talks
* GenreSavvy: He knows about Isshiki not showing all his tricks to Soma, and Subaru Mimasaka's usual behaviour for Shokugekis.
* MessyHair: Red and messy.
* NotSoStoic:
** As Yuuki notes, Shun tries to appear cool, but they all know he is upset for not passing to the finals because he isolated himself in his smoking room before the dorm party. Yuuki eventually drags him out to celebrate with the others.
** When Yuuki hands him the cheering paper fan with Megumi's name. He is seen embarrased with a light blush, mouthing that the fans are only going to distract Megumi. He still agrees to use it.
** Ryoko starts teasing him noting that deep inside he also wants to be as passionate and Hot-Headed as Soma. [[{{Tsundere}} He fiercely denies it]].
* OnlySaneMan: The most low-key of the dorm residents, but still goes along with whatever the others are planning to do.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He doesn’t even make it into the main autumn festival competition, but still scored 88 points. In many years, nobody scores that high at all, meaning he just had the bad luck to be competing in a freakishly good year.
* TheQuietOne: Rarely speaks
* SoreLoser:
** As Yuuki notes, Shun was so upset for losing the spot in the tournament, that he initially didn't want to party with the others and locked himself in the smoking room. Yuuki eventually dragged him out to join the celebrations.
** Ryoko and Yuuki theorize Shun did research on Subaru Mimasaka out of spite for losing the spot to him. While he denies it and addresses it as a recorded fact, they still know that's true.
* TheStoic: Shun has only one expression; when [[spoiler:Jouichiro comes to visit the dorm]], he is the only one unfazed by the latter's strange dishes.

!! Ryoko Sakaki
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AiKayano
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One of the three first-year girls from the dorm, Ryoko's specialty is Shiokouji (preservatives and fermented ingredients) and spends months preparing them in the dorm basement.
!!!Tropes associated with Ryoko Sakaki:

* AudienceSurrogate: When Soma is researching for his strategy for the first round of the Fall Classic Finals, Ryoko helps him and also facilitates the exposition about what is a Nori Bento and how Soma plans to perfect it.
* BuxomIsBetter: Has the largest breasts of the Polaris girls, and the biggest fanbase of the first-years.
** GagBoobs: Twice. Yuuki is [[ACupAngst looking at herself selfconcious]] while Ryoko is {{Gainaxing}} during her table tennis game against Soma. In the Light-Novel illustration, where Shun, Yuuki and Ryoko are also at the DEF Kitchen, one of the kids is grabbing her by her boobs.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has reddish hair and red eyes.
* DudeMagnet: Has a secret fanbase in the student body
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: The fanbase includes girls fawning over her
* MilitaryMoonshiner: Played with; she has her own supply of homemade "rice juice" for parties.
* OneeSama: Not only does her fanbase call her this, but the judges in the Fall Classic admit her cooking evokes this.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She doesn’t even make it into the main autumn festival competition, but still scored 86 points. In many years, nobody scores that high at all, meaning she just had the bad luck to be competing in a freakishly good year.
* StraightMan: She is more patient, rational and calm than Yuuki, and also makes a more collected contrast to Megumi when she starts to panic.
* TheTease: She, along with Yuuki, started to tease Ikumi for her obvious crush on Soma. Also she was teasing Shun for secretly wanting to be as stubborn like Soma, althought Shun denied it.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Beautiful and graceful, with a secret fanbase in the school

!! Yuuki Yoshino
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MaayaUchida
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Another of the three first-year girls at the Polaris Dormitory, Yuuki's forte is poultry and wild game (specifically special bred animals) and frequently uses a combination of different fat and meat.
!!!Tropes associated with Yuuki Yoshino:

* AlliterativeName: Both her first and last names starts with Y.
* ACupAngst: Not explicitly stated, but is shown looking at her chest self-conciously when she notices Ryoko {{Gainaxing}} during the table tennis match.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She breeds many types of farm animals, including deers. Subverted, since she uses them as ingredients.
* GenkiGirl: Cheerful, energetic, and apparently have hunter associates. {{Lampshaded}} by one of the judges in the Fall Classic
-->'''Andou''': "Birds and animals are hard to obtain as it is... in order to get some for the Classic, she must be well-connected with hunters. I guess her cheerfulness makes that possible..."
* {{Fangirl}}: She is the first to organize a cheerleading group for Megumi's Shokugeki. When she made fans with Megumi's name, nobody could refuse, agreeing to use them with embarrasment, while a happy Yuuki was encouraging them.
* {{Foil}}: To Ikumi. Both are meat specialists (Ikumi works with A5 meat, while Yuuki raises special breeds and applies "Wild Game") and both of them are very supportive of their new circle of friends. While Ikumi has trouble expressing friendship towards others (even thought she ''does'' like them all), Yuuki is more outgoing and cheerful (to the point that ''even Ikumi herself'' can't refuse to participate).
* {{Odango}}: Her usual hairstyle. We only see her with her hair down once.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She doesn’t even make it into the main autumn festival competition, but still scored 86 points. In many years, nobody scores that high at all, meaning she just had the bad luck to be competing in a freakishly good year.
* PluckyGirl: Even when the competition and the pressure is heavy, she will find a moment to be quirky and cheer the others.
* ShipperOnDeck: She, along with Ryoko, teases Ikumi for having a crush on Soma, even thought Ikumi is fiercely denying it. After the tournament, Yuuki is the only one in the audience that can feel the Romantic tension between [[spoiler:Akira Hayama and Professor Jun Shiomi the moment Akira hugged her]].
%%* TightsUnderShorts
* TsurimeEyes: To emphasize her more aggressive nature, especially compared to Megumi and Ryoko.

!! Zenji Marui
!!! Voiced by: Creator/YusukeKobayashi
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Another Polaris resident who comes off as physically weak and pathetic, first-year student Zenji happens to be the most educated of the freshman class, coming up with unique, yet unorthodox dishes thanks to his extensive novel research.
!!!Tropes associated with Zenji Marui:

* {{Adorkable}}: We can see signs of this whenever he gets embarrased for not knowing some technique during a Shokugeki, as the others asume he should know everything because of his glasses.
* {{Bookworm}}: Frequently seen studying for the theory/written exams
** BadassBookworm: When he uses his knowledge in the Fall Classic, Zenji scores higher than Ikumi.
* ButtMonkey: Among the Polaris residents. Besides having his room commandeered by the other residents for parties, Zenji has bad luck with eating dishes - during the end of training camp, he swallows his food badly and is the first to try [[spoiler:Jouichirou's snake dish]].
* CharacterTic: He [[AdjustingYourGlasses constantly pushes his glasses up his nose with the fingers of his right hand]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Walked all over by even his dorm mates and only fails out during the training camp, but he's actually very knowledgeable about cooking. He just has terrible stamina. During the autumn election preliminaries he manages to get an 88, which is higher than or equal to anyone in the dorm apart from Souma.
* ExtremeDoormat: His roommates always pick his room to have hangouts, reunions and welcoming parties and leaves him to do the cleaning. And even after showing his roomates how skilled he is and they declare a newfound respect for him, [[LampshadeHanging Zenji notes they're still using his room without asking]].
* HollywoodNerd: Actually quite handsome when he's drawn nicely (i.e. when he's not in his nervous breakdowns)
* NervousWreck: During training camp, where he's constantly seen exhausted and on edge
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Most of the time
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He doesn’t even make it into the main autumn festival competition, but still scored 88 points. In many years, nobody scores that high at all, meaning he just had the bad luck to be competing in a freakishly good year.
* TheSmartGuy: While he's physically weak, he is extremely knowledgeable in the science of flavours, and is considered a "walking flavour dictionary" by his classmates.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Downplayed. While Marui is very smart, he's not ''the'' smartest character, and there are some fields that are just beyond his knowledge. Alice's molecular gastronomy techniques, for instance, is not something he could explain to his peers when they are watching her match in the Fall Classic rounds.
--> '''Yuuki''': "Are those glasses just for show?!"
* TeenGenius: Is TheAce of the Miyazato Seminar, which specializes in research and analysis of classical literature about gourmet food, despite being only a first-year.
* TheStrategist: Nicknamed "The Walking Flavor Dictionary" by those in his club.
* WeakButSkilled: Zenji barely passed training camp, as it was a test of endurance and stamina. Having a month to prepare and research for a strategy in the Fall Classic granted him a score of 88 in the preliminaries with Shun. For reference, it's stated that many years nobody has a score above eighty thanks to the harsh judges.

!! Daigo Aoki and Shoji Sato
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The last two members of the Polaris Dormitory. Even thought they appeared early in the series, their names haven't been mentioned, and recently they were revealed only in extra material.
!!!Tropes associated with Daigo Aoki and Shoji Sato:

* AllThereInTheManual: Their official names are never mentioned on the actual manga pages, but is revealed in a bonus material.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Both Daigo and Shouji were very protective of Megumi when other students were badmouthing her.
* NoNameGiven: Their names, though, are later revealed in extra material, but still not mentioned in the main story. Their names are later revealed to be Daigo Aoki (the black haired guy) and Shoji Sato (the one with light colored hair).
* OvershadowedByAwesome: They were the only students from the dormitory to not get chosen as contestants for the Fall Classic.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They only appear together to cheer for their roomates in the tournament.
* VitriolicBestBuds: They are oftenly bickering with each other at the parties to compare who did the best dish.


[[folder: Council of Ten Masters]]

!!! Tropes common to the Council of Ten Masters members

!! Erina Nakiri -- Tenth Seat
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RisaTaneda
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The other heroine of the series, first-year student Erina is the grandaughter of Tootsuki's headmaster Senzaemon Nakiri. She is known as "God's Tongue" for her incredibly refined palate and holds the tenth seat of the Council of Ten Masters even as a first year student, which is almost unheard of. She is proud, distant and somewhat petty, so when Soma shows her up in the first few chapters by cooking commoner food that actually met her high standards, she stubbornly refused to admit it. Afterwards, she tries to get him expelled when possible or neglected when it comes to future opportunities. She has few close relationships, interacting mostly with her aide Hisako or squabbling with her cousin Alice or Soma.
!!!Tropes associated with Erina Nakiri:

* TheAce: An incredible cook with a godly palate when it comes to taste in Japan. Erina also has the distinction of being the only 1st year with an Council of Ten Masters seat. Experts consider her as having potential that could make her perhaps the world's greatest chef.
* {{Adorkable}}: When she isn’t around Souma, she can actually relax. Turns out, she’s so out of touch with normal teenage behavior that it ends up pretty cute. She can also be pretty dorky around Hisako, her only friend, fluttering around her while she’s preparing for the preliminaries. She’s also a huge fan of Shoujo manga, but hasn't the faintest idea of where it comes from. She's surprised to find it isn't in her grandfather's personal library.
* AdvertisedExtra: Erina is billed as the female lead. However, she rarely appears, and usually not in a significant way. She isn't even allowed to compete in the Fall Classic, which leaves Megumi as the heroine receiving the most screen time. Still, around that time a popularity poll came out and she still placed above Megumi.
* AlphaBitch
** Erina's perfectly fine with challenging rival clubs she doesn't like to a Shokugeki just to get rid of their building space for ''another'' of her cooking labs.
** She abuses her power as a member of the Council of Ten Masters and since she's the headmaster's granddaughter, she can deny admission of any person she dislikes, while putting professionalism aside. Narrowly averted in Soma's case.
** She considers anyone who isn't rich or as talented as her culinary skills as a "commoner" or "plebeian".
* BadLiar: When she bumps into Souma during the training camp, she’s humming and cheerful, which she finds embarrassing. She futilely tries to deny it, but not only does Souma not believe her, she can't even distract him.
* BerserkButton: After their encounter at the admission test, Erina can't stand to hear the name "Soma Yukihira". He also continues talking to her too casually and ignores all her attempts at intimidation. In the middle of a surprisingly friendly conversation with Megumi, the mood goes downhill the moment Megumi credits her improvement in cooking to Soma.
* CantTakeCriticism: The pilot comic had this as the reason she becomes antagonistic to Soma as he was the first to criticizes her food. Something that's ''never'' happened before.
* ChasteHeroine: Erina really doesn’t get the appeal of romance. When Alice begins teasing her, she talks about her admiration for Jouichirou Saiba instead. She’s almost confused by the idea that she should care about love at all.
* ComicallySmallBribe: She refuses to test Souma’s dish because there’s no way he could possibly afford her normal consultation fee, but after he offhandedly mentions he has access to the full volume set of a Shoujo manga she’s reading, she leaps at the opportunity since she doesn’t know where to get them by herself.
* TheDreaded: New applicants to Tootsuki will quit rather than try to satisfy her and enter the school. Being branded as someone without talent by her is a death sentence for a cook.
* DudeMagnet: Her looks and status make her popular, but her fearsome reputation, bad temper and abuse of authority keep her isolated from those who may admire her.
* TheDreaded: During the High School division admission test, with only the mention of her name, all the applicants (except for Soma) preferred to flee instead of taking the trial. Erina is very aware of this, as she gives them the option to run away rather than face humiliation.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Erina's first shot in the series is her tossing away a plate of food in disgust, effectively encapsulating her personality as a chef.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Nao Sadatsuka is creepily obsessed with her and wants Erina to "scold her".
* FamilyBusiness: The Nakiris come from a long tradition of High-class chefs, with Senzaemon Nakiri as the Principal of the School, Erina being a Top Consultant thanks to her "God's Tongue" and Alice having patents and degrees in Molecular Gastronomy [[spoiler:just like her mother]].
* {{Foil}}: As one of Soma's most prominent rivals(if not his most important), she embodies the complete opposite approach to cooking as he does. While she is an exceptionally picky eater who values only the most regal cuisine, Soma is someone who has a fascination with all flavors and styles good or bad.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Erina's rejection of Souma is in part because of commoner cooking skills, believing that Tootsuki is for elite cooks making fancy foods and has no room for "peasant foods." However, she is either unaware of or refuses to admit the fact that the origins of many of the dishes used throughout the story can be traced back to similar roots. At one point, she criticizes Souma for being unaware that the bento is becoming more popular worldwide, ignoring that it obviously began as a simple low class lunchbox. Such foods are actually something of a theme throughout the tournament assignments, leaving her disdain for Souma based primarily in either her pettiness or ignorance.
* IceQueen: After [[spoiler:Alice lost her match against Soma]], Erina admits she is actually jealous of her, because Alice can cry openly. Erina loathes showing emotions apart from anger or disdain in front of anyone.
* InsufferableGenius: Erina really IS a great cook. She’s just completely obnoxious to people she considers below her. Right after Souma gets done teasing her, he realizes that not only did she beat him to serving fifty meals, but she beat him by such a wide margin that she was completely finished cleaning up and getting out of the bath by the time he was just on his way to it.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Idolizes Joichirou, Soma's father; however, it's possible she only knows of his professional side, given his style of learning from failure, which Erina detests]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's pure jerkass to Souma with her grudge against him, such as trying to fail him during his entrance examination because he hurt her pride by making something she doesn't want to admit is good. During the selections for the autumn selections she tries to keep his name from being considered despite his obvious worthiness to compete, again because of her pettiness. Both times she's overruled by more reasonable figures. However, when a situation doesn't involve Souma, she can be respectful, considerate and doesn't seem to hold everyone else to the same strict standards as herself. For example, when Hisako [[spoiler:loses against Hayama in the first round of the autumn election]] she's sad that Hisako feels too ashamed to be in her presence.
* JerkassHasAPoint
** Erina is able to make astute observations about some of the flaws of Soma's cooking (when not disdaining it altogether that is). In the buffet challenge, she notes that Soma chose the worst possible dish due to the test being about dish lasting ability.
** For the Fall Classic, after some bargaining, Soma gets Erina to try his dish and give him a critique. While Erina didn't give him exact directions (since she was part of the Festival committee), her comments served Soma as a clue to what to change in his recipe.
* LonelyRichKid: She doesn't have many friends, so when Hisako feels unworthy to be in her presence she gets really depressed.
* NoSocialSkills: At one point while complaining to Souma about his narrow minded view of cooking, he completely ignores everything she has to say just to point out that she is really hard to talk to despite his own ability to get along with others.
* {{Ojou}}: Beautiful, rich, arrogant, and worshipped by pretty much everyone (other than Soma and Alice). She is very new to lower class medium like public pools or "casual dating" and doesn't even know how to shop for Shoujo mangas by herself, leaving the "mundane" duties to Hisako to do for her.
* ThePerfectionist: She considers the idea of any kind of failure or struggle abhorrent. The idea that Soma actually learns from failure even if he doesn't like it repulses her. To her, a true master can never fail. However, it's rather telling that she seems to look up to Jouichirou because she believes him to be similarly obsessed with victory, but he's mellowed out considerably from his youth.
* PetTheDog: After her assignment with Megumi finishes up, she gives her a ride home, where they just chat together without a hint of arrogant condescension. Erina actually respects her abilities and tells her so, though when she hears her crediting her improvement to Souma she gets annoyed and they change the subject. During the same conversation she's also shown to be quite lonely without Hisako around due to Hisako considering herself a failure for having lost to Hayama. Erina apparently doesn't mind that her friend lost, contrary to her normal perfectionist attitude.
* PickyEater: Accordingly, her first words when she was an infant were to ''criticize her mother's breast milk''. Naturally, this has led to her reputation of having the "God's Tongue". She's known to be so demanding that potential applicants will outright skip the entrance exam rather than having her scathing criticism follow them.
* {{Pride}}: She lives by pride and refuses to admit that she's wrong or ever back down from an opinion she arrived at without thinking. It's hinted that she doesn't really like being this way sometimes, envying Alice for her ability to openly cry.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Erina tries to give one to Soma after he makes his BadassBoast at the opening ceremonies. Turns into InsultBackfire upon her boasting how most applicants received gifted education in ultra-fine gastronomy in middle school, Soma declares he's been living in a kitchen for twelve years.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even after she took over the management in ''Excellent'', in Chapter 108, she makes the Head Chef, who had a prejudice against the students, listen to Megumi's suggestion, which turns to be a needed work improvement.
* RedBaron: "God’s Tongue," said to be the most refined palate in the entire world.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: During the BeachEpisode, Erina's wearing a hoodie to cover the bikini Alice makes her wear to the pool. Outside of the "orgasmic eating" panels, Erina will dress properly.
* TheRival: Soma is determined to have a competition with her one day as well as make her admit that he makes good food. It has some [[ShipTease interesting implications]] when you consider that his father believes the secret to cooking is the desire to make food for one specific person, though this probably isn't exactly what he had in mind. For her part, Erina is more [[UnknownRival offended at his very existence]] than anything.
-->'''Soma''': "Wait for it. I'll make you clearly say, 'It's good' with that mouth of yours! I'll exhaust my cooking to its limits!"
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Despite being a great chef, Erina has little sense in social skills. Having never taken an off day to enjoy her surroundings (Alice had to coax her to go to a public pool, a place she's never set foot in; case in point, she complains it doesn't have hair dryers), she also finds the concept of romance beneath her, which Alice calls her out on considering she's now in high school.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: See AlphaBitch; averted when discussing names for the Fall Classic, since the rest of the Council of Ten Masters outrule her choice.
** It seems her grandfather only scares people who ''assume'' this trope, as he is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who will not hesitate to overrule her if she's not following the rules or being impartial.
* {{Tsundere}}: In regards to personal image. She won't admit she likes things if she considers them beneath her, she hates being seen when she's at ease and she's easily riled thanks to her pride if you know what buttons to press.
** Interestingly enough, while for the most part she genuinely doesn't actually like him, Erina has shown to be rather Tsundere towards Soma's ''cooking'', saying that the test dish he first served her was bad even though it was obvious that she liked it and it's later shown that she can objectively note that Soma's preparations will result in genuinely delicious food even though she clearly doesn't want to admit it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Alice and Erina butt heads frequently, but they actually do get along.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Soma and Erina's dynamic.
** In the pilot, while everyone in school has put Erina on a pedestal, Soma is the only one unimpressed by her skills, as he deems her as "boring".
** For the actual series, Erina expects to intimidate Soma and treats him as a "commoner", she instead ends up irritated at his relaxed view of Tootsuki or cooking in general. While Soma still admires her skills from the Breakfast Buffet Trial, instead of feel threatened, this excites him and motivates him to try and surpass her.
* WhenSheSmiles: When she opens the door of her house thinking Hisako has returned, she attends with a wide and cheerful smile, only to discover it was her archnemesis Soma and Mitsuru, who quickly gets a picture of her face, much to her embarrassment.

!! Etsuya Eizan -- Ninth Seat
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The ninth seat of the Council of Ten Masters and second year student, Etsuya Eizan forms a grudge on Soma after his plan to take over the Sumire District through ''Mozuya'', a store based on karaage (food deep-fried in oil, similar to tempura), fails when Soma intervenes.
!!!Tropes associated with Etsuya Eizan:

* AlliterativeName
* TheChessmaster: As Isshiki deduced, Eizan also [[spoiler:manipulated the match pairs in order to try to eliminate Soma from the Tournament, since he was the one in charge of arranging the duel orders, so he first put Subaru against Takumi in order to provoke Soma into accepting a Shokugeki against him. However, the results in the Finale didn't go according to his plan]].
* TheEvilGenius: A ruthless gang leader who is intelligent enough to work as a food consultant when he was still in middle school. Isshiki describes as an "Intellectual-type Yakuza"
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During the autumn election [[spoiler:he rigs the matches to have Souma go up against Subaru after the latter had defeated Takumi]] knowing how offended Souma would be at the outcome. [[spoiler:Souma bets his career as a cook on the match, but not only does he win, he also wins the respect of the entire student body that had been snubbing him up to that point, especially after his showing in the finals.]]
* IgnoredExpert: The manager of Mozuya hired Eizan to provide advice, but ignored his warnings and as a result gets completely overpowered by Souma’s new business model.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Shown to be this twice.
** He was behind Mozuya's expansion that almost leaves the Sumire District shops out of business. Without Eizan's advices, Mozuya derailed quickly.
** It's also revealed that Eizan took Subaru Mimasaka under his wing and encouraged his bad behaviour, letting him defeat almost a hundred students in Shokugekis.
* RedBaron: "Alquimista"[[note]]"Alchemist" in Spanish or Portugese. There is a book called "O Alquimista" (a Portuguese novel by Paulo Coelho), which follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.[[/note]]
* TheStrategist: The best food consultant in the market; in fact, ''Mozuya'' initially succeeds because of him. The minute they decided not to notify him about Soma, business for ''Mozuya'' starts to derail.
* TeenGenius: Already a food consultant in middle school.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He offers Soma a spot on his marketing team, which the latter rejects after realizing he's the one who almost contributed to the economic crisis in his neighbourhood.
* {{Yakuza}}[=/=]JapaneseDelinquents: Discussed InUniverse; it's rumored in Tootsuki Eizan is either or because of his influence as a food consultant. He also has the look of a Japanese yankee.

!! Satoshi Isshiki - Seventh Seat

See Polaris Dormitory folder.


[[folder: Fall Classic Finalists]]

!!Akira Hayama
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An assistant of Professor Jun Shiomi, Akira comes from overseas, and met her when he was a kid, warning her about adultered spices in the market. Akira specializes in curry dishes, with a wide knowledge in various spices and aroma.
!!!Tropes associated with Akira Hayama:

* TheAce: To curry and spices; since the Fall Classic's preliminaries is themed after curry, Akira uses this to his utmost advantage.
** By the Fall Classic, the judges noticed that [[spoiler:his advanced sense of smell and instincts can make him a worthy rival to Erina's "God's Tongue".]]
** As a kid, he quickly learned Japanese to have a very good conversational level once he enroled to Tootsuki, and he also approved all the classes Jun failed as a student.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has a Japanese name (possibly given when he enrolled to Tootsuki, as is the custom with foreign students), with flashbacks detailing how he used to live in another country (it's unclear if the market he was nearby was India or Thailand), since he identified Jun as a Japanese tourist.
* BadassBoast: He declares to Hisako that he is going to dethrone Erina from her Council of Ten Masters spot. [[spoiler:After beating Hisako, Akira once again reaffirms his intention to be TheAce of Tootsuki, and her downfall was because she only conforms to be Erina's NumberTwo.]]
* BadassMindsThinkAlike: Soma and Hayama make curry dishes for the Fall Classic preliminary using an aroma surprise factor. Also he, like Soma, aims for the Top of the Council of Ten Masters by using every last resource they have.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Even though Professor Jun is a genius, she's still TheDitz and Akira is the mature one of the duo who takes care of her duties like attending guests, shopping, watering the plants or putting her TechnoBabble into practical use. He even carries her to the couch when she sleeps on the floor in the middle of research.
* BoundAndGagged: The first shot of Chapter 90. Turns out he trained by being subjected to this (except he was blindfolded instead of gagged). Jun then gets that he was tied up so he wouldn't be able to recognize the spices by touching them.
* CharacterTics: Touches his nose with his index and is constantly holding and smelling spices like cinnamon.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: His hair is ''white'' rather than blond, but it clearly defines his non-Japanese (presumably Indian) heritage.
* FirstNameBasis: He calls Jun by her first name, despite the latter's frequent protests.
* FriendlyRivalry: After the autumn festival, he and Souma start getting along pretty well. Both Souma and Ryou often come over to his place so the three can compete in cooking, much to Hayama's annoyance.
* {{Foil}}: To Jun - both are experts in spices, but she uses theoretical knowledge, while he depends on his sense of smell. Unlike the naive, ditzy, easily angered and dependent Jun, Akira is mature, reliable, StreetSmart, cool and down-to-earth.
* TheGift: He has an extraordinary sense of smell, which people think might give him potential close to that of Erina. With just this, he has a mastery of spices apparently superior to the actual Tootsuki graduates and already has the same level of ability to pick out the best ingredients as Ryou, who has been working with seafood since he was a child.
* HappilyAdopted: Jun rescued him from the streets, gave him a home in Japan and the head of the Hayama Seminar gave him his new name and became his godfather. In exchange for all this, Akira is determined to be the very best for her.
* InsufferableGenius: Ryou at the very least is annoyed about him always babbling about how awesome his nose is. Unfortunately, he really is good [[spoiler:and wins at the finals of the autumn election because he started to acquire a specialty.]] It's played with a little, however, [[spoiler:because he isn't ''that'' smug. Rather, he was trying to put pressure on himself and was actually quite worried about the outcome.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: He ties his hair in a ponytail whenever he's about to cook.
* TheNoseKnows: His nose is very sharp when it comes to spices. He can identify ingredients and grade of cooking by the first smell.
* NotSoStoic: Even thought he keeps relatively calm and cool most of the time, one passing student could note his TranquilFury aura, and also after the Winner of the Tournament was announced [[spoiler:Jun and many students from the audience are quick to note that Hayama's spontaneous hug to Jun was an odd moment coming from him]].
* OneHeadTaller: He is taller than [[OlderThanTheyLook Professor]] [[FunSize Jun]].
* TheRival: He has been built up as one of Soma's mayor rivals, even [[spoiler:surpassing Soma and Ryou in scores and reaching the Finale over Takumi (who proclaimed himself as Soma's only rival for many chapters)]]. By the time of the Finale, he developed an even more fierce rivalry towards Ryou Kurokiba.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: He's much more down-to-earth than the childishly excitable Jun.
* StreetSmart: He knows from early age how the spice market works and how the store owners scam tourists with low-grade spices.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Has dark skin and his chef uniform is black. Also add his mysterious aura and fierce competitive streak. When referring to him, a lady at the fish market described him as "The dark skinned ''handsome'' guy".
* TranquilFury: While Soma calls him out for trying to appear cool after [[spoiler:tying up in the semi-finals]] and Ryou calls him a [[CripplingOverspecialization "One-Trick Pony"]] for depending only on spices, a bystander perceives all his bottled up anger as he walks through the hallway.
* UndyingLoyalty: When Natsume Sendawara, one of the judges who is also known as "The Curry Queen", offers Akira a very high salary in exchange for working exclusively for her company, he rejects it, declaring "I only fight for Jun".

!!Alice Nakiri
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Erina's Danish cousin, Alice is a first-year high school student at Tootsuki, with her specialty being able to create very elaborate dishes, both beautiful and complex, using molecular gastronomy techniques.
!!!Tropes associated with Alice Nakiri:

* TheAce: A talented cook like her cousin [[spoiler:and scores the highest in the Fall Classic preliminaries, even above curry specialist Akira Hayama]].
* AchillesHeel: As amazing as her dishes are, they lack "heart" to them as she focuses more on taste and flashiness. [[spoiler: This ultimately leads to her downfall in the Fall Classics since her bento was delicious, but failed to capture the fun and novelty of the bento culture.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: Considered the nearest to the level of an Council of Ten Masters member, but Erina is still superior.
%%* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Has this with Erina. [[spoiler: And Soma and Ryou too.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: She had a very superior attitude from the beginning towards anyone, until [[spoiler:Soma defeated her in the first round of the Fall Classic Finals, to the point she started to cry on the floor, getting lectures from both Erina and Ryou.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Danish, half-Japanese
* ChildProdigy: Alice already received awards in molecular gastronomy in Denmark when she was 9 years-old, with ''42 patents to her name by the time she was 10''.
* SiblingRivalry: She is consistently trying to defeat her cousin Erina and establish herself as Tootsuki's number 1.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: She does one right before the judges try her curry dish, crowning the servings by mentioning "how much ''love'' she put into doing it".
* CrazyPrepared: During the preliminary round, she brought a gas mask in case there was a huge stench, like Nao's foul-smelling dish.
* EvilAlbino: Downplayed. Alice has silver hair and marble skin with [[RedEyesTakeWarning crimson eyes]], and can be quite arrogant, selfish and stubborn, but isn't actually "evil" or particularly malicious.
* FamilyBusiness: The Nakiris come from a long tradition of High-class chefs, with Senzaemon Nakiri as the Principal of the School, Erina being a Top Consultant thanks to her "God's Tongue" and Alice having patents and degrees in Molecular Gastronomy [[spoiler:just like her mother]].
* {{Foil}}:
** To Soma and Erina; while similarly arrogant and haughty like her cousin, Alice enjoys the luxuries of free time, has fun and flirts when possible. However, her arrogance stems from the belief in cutting-edge theories regarding cooking, providing a nice contrast to the more experimenting Soma.
** To Megumi: Alice makes a big show of talking about love and such, but clearly doesn't put any stock in it, while Megumi's strength is the thought she puts into not only her cooking, but the people eating it. This also contrasts in their cooking styles: Alice uses high-tech equipment and overly-complex dishes, while Megumi's, by admission of her neighbors and roommates, has a more lovely-homely and soothing feel. [[spoiler:In the Fall Classic, Alice's superior attitude slips a bit for the first time when the judges state Megumi's cooking has a gentler, kinder feeling to it]].
* FreudianExcuse: Her arrogance and drive to win stems from her long-seated desire to surpass Erina, as she always stood above her since they were children.
* FriendlyRivalry: There is little tension or hostility between her and Soma during their Fall Classic match. They were even chatting together amicably when they finished cooking. On the other hand, Ikumi knows Alice is really looking down on him, as she is confident on her superior skills. Even after being defeated, and snapping at Soma because of it, she quickly got over her loss quite quickly and even went over to talk with the Polar Dorm members as they watched the match between Megumi and Ryou.
* FullNameBasis: On the receiving end. With the exception of her family (i.e. Erina and Sanzaemon) and her {{Sidekick}} Kurokiba, almost everyone refer to her as "Nakiri Alice".
* TheGadfly: She's not nearly as aloof as Erina, but almost as arrogant in her own way. For Alice, though, that just means she endlessly teases people.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Erina was mean to her when they were growing up and she still looks down on Alice, preferring to stand as the superior chef. In exchange, Alice teases Erina where she knows her cousin is less experienced - social Life and behaving like a normal teenager.
* {{Hypocrite}}: After she [[spoiler: loses to Soma and he makes a comment about getting closer to his goal]] she takes it as a taunt to her and completely chides him for it. ''She'' who's done nothing ''but'' since they've first met. She won't even take others' comments with grace, seen with Erina and Ryou.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Basically how she got Ryou Kurokiba to be her assistant.
* InsufferableGenius: Alice will make sure everyone knows she is the best student (after Erina, of course).
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Alice declares she made all her research about love and teases Erina for not knowing about it when her knowledge comes from watching romantic-comedies, yet she falls asleep in the middle of them.
* LovableAlphaBitch: She is first shown to be another bitchy princess like Erina, what with her tendency to gloat at others, and had used her talents to crush a school club to take over their room and equipments for her own selfish purposes. But she is also quite goofy and is much more friendly than her cousin.
* MistressAndServantBoy: Her type of relation with Ryou Kurokiba.
* MsFanservice: In a bonus chapter, where she visits a local swimming pool with Erina and quite proudly showed off her figure by wearing a skimpy bikini.
* {{Ojou}}: Ryou treats her as "Milady Alice", she is costumed to get everything she wants (from expensive machines to the room of a Research Society Club) and sees going to a public pool like "an adventure". She is also perplexed from seeing "educational cheap candy" for the first time.
* PracticalTaunt: Approached Ikumi and Hisako in the middle of the contest to tease them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She has a unique eye design, and her red eyes along with her [[EvilAlbino white skin and silver hair]] look really intimidating.
%%* TheRival: To Erina and Soma.
* RichBitch: Downplayed. She's proud, egoistic and frequently looks down on conventional cooking methods, but she's generally quite friendly and is not as stubborn as Erina is.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Ryou (when he's not wearing his bandanna). She's clearly the more outgoing, emotional and childish of the two.
* SoreLoser: Subverted. After Soma defeats her, she is clearly upset and proceeds to cry and throw a tantrum, but she still thanks him for the match and keeps the FriendlyRivalry with him.
* SpoiledBrat: As Ryou admits, Alice is very stubborn and will get what she wants no matter what, often pouting and whining whenever she gets upset (like Ryou "ruining her taunting atmosphere" or why he didn't slice her apples like bunnies). She even [[spoiler:started crying on the floor and threw a big tantrum lika a child after she was defeated by Soma. Then called her mom about it for '''9''' hours]]
* TheTease: Most of her interactions with other characters involve gloating or seductive tones to get a reaction. In a flashback, Alice also did this when she first met Ryou Kurokiba, treating him like a pet[[note]]Which is funny considering she was a child, but is said with an expression that ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar feels wrong in another context]]''[[/note]].
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Even if she gets one of the highest scores, she will lecture her opponent about how their efforts weren't enough. Downplayed when Soma isn't the type of person to get frustrated from gloating.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Alice and Erina butt heads frequently, but they actually do get along.
* WeCanRuleTogether: In a flashback, Alice delivers a "Join me, and I will complete your training" to Ryou when meeting him in Northern Europe.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Alice firmly believes in this trope, and thinks that [[spoiler: Soma is trying to invoke HeartIsAnAwesomePower to defeat her in their Fall Classic match.]]

!! Ryou Kurokiba
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Alice's laid-back assistant, the scraggily-looking Ryou follows her everywhere and does what she asks. On occasion, Ryou becomes an entirely different person when he wears his bandana. His speciality is seafood cooking.
!!!Tropes associated with Ryou Kurokiba:

* TheAce: Alice recruited him because of his skills, which was demonstrated when he scored the same amount of points as Soma. He was chef in a restaurant when he was just a ''kid'', and [[spoiler:it's also implied that he is more skilled than Alice.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Alice compares Ryou to a "mad dog" and presents him to Erina saying "I picked him up in Northern Europe".
--> '''Erina''': "Don't say it like you picked up a dog!"
** Also he is compared with a feral tiger or a rabid dog because of his aggressive persona while cooking. Alice first calls him a Mad Dog before offering him to go with her to Tootsuki, and the judges have the feeling of being attacked by a feral animal when eating his food.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Ryou is shown to be more reasonable and mature than Alice, but he still goes along with every whim from her. [[spoiler:It's also implied by their conversation that he is actually better than Alice, as Ryou lectures her and dares her to defeat him.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: According to Erina, he only did a passable effort at classes, which was why she was surprised by his performance in the Fall Election.
* BrattyHalfPint: When he was kid, he was really bratty and disrespected even adults.
* TheComicallySerious: Most of his humor comes from pointing out whenever Alice is being spoiled, with her getting upset at this. He just handwaves her reactions.
* ChildProdigy: He was the chef of a restaurant even when he was just a kid, and he commanded the adult sous chefs what they have to do. In his own words, the owner gave the whole responsibility to him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He ends up becoming the Dark Horse of the tournament, since nobody expected his mellow and quiet persona to cause that big an impact; this is shown during the Fall Classic, [[spoiler:where he's the first student to score high points in the preliminaries from the toughest judge in Block A. Ryou winds up getting the same score as Soma, second only to Akira]].
* DefeatMeansRespect -> DefeatMeansFriendship: In flashbacks it's revealed that Ryou didn't have any respect towards Alice when they met, calling her a "Spoiled Rich Kid" to her face. After many defeats against her, Ryou started to treat Alice as "Milady" and agreed to be his assistant, while also Alice stopped treating him like a pet when he finally won. By their conversations it's also implied that their cooking contests are also part of their routines.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appeared at the opening ceremonies and training camp, but isn't formally introduced until the Fall Classic.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Like Hisako's case, until the Fall Classic, Ryou was simply "Alice's assistant" and had NoNameGiven.
* EvilCounterpart: To Megumi. Both of them used to live in port cities, are skilled in cooking seafood and have (some) experience in business cooking when they were children. Also, both of them have LetsGetDangerous modes with drastic personality change: Ryou's bandana mode and Megumi's "table tennis mode".
* FreudianExcuse: A flashback shows [[spoiler:the cooks in his restaurant used to bully him, to the point he had to toughten up.]]
* {{Foil}}:
** To Alice. He is her BeleagueredAssistant and StraightMan, who isn't above from pointing out whenever Alice is being over her head.
** To Megumi. Ryou sees kitchens as battlefields and he believes that cooks have to be enemies to each other, even when they are working together in the same kitchen, and that food equals power. Megumi on the other hand believes that cooperation between cooks is important and she gains the support of her friends and family who pushed her forward to become a great chef.
** To Soma. Both come from humble restaurants for the masses. Unlike Soma's friendly neighbourhood, where he could freely make mistakes to make himself better, Ryou was constantly bullied by the other cooks, since their territory was a war land where every failure could banish him. Also both of them have the habit of [[LetsGetDangerous wearing bandanas]] [[SeriousBusiness while cooking]] and having them tied on the wrist outside of the kitchen. Unlike Soma, Ryou's bandana actually alters his personality and becomes more aggressive.
* FriendlyRivalry: Even though he is so adamant to defeat them in the Fall Classics tournament, Ryou is seen to be hanging out with both Souma and Hayama, and is seemingly getting along with them just fine.
* HadToBeSharp: The restaurant he worked in as a child had a very "survival of the fittest" environment where "useless" chefs are immediately laid off, as a result Ryou has become such an amazing chef due to rising to the top of such a merciless kitchen.
* HotBlooded: Even when ''talking to a judge'' he is rude and menacing, even to the point of [[spoiler:screaming at Taki to eat his food and yelling at Sonoka to already decide for the winner of the match]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: The Fall Classic implied that Ryou is a better cook than Alice, after he lectures her bout her defeat.
* IWorkAlone: He firmly believes every chef is on their own, as it's a constant competition of "eat or be eaten".
* ImStandingRightHere: Twice. First time when Alice was requesting him like a puppy, and the second time when Akira complaints that Jun should serve him and Soma the cheap snacks instead of his good cookies.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Aggressive and confrontational as he is to the judges in the semifinals, he’s right. It’s their duty to make the decision for a match and failure to do so makes their position worthless. [[spoiler:Doujima steps in with a solution that puts the problem off, but the same thing happens in the finals.]]
* LetsGetDangerous, SlasherSmile: Whenever he puts on his bandanna.
* MistressAndServantBoy: Ryou treats Alice as "Milady" and does many chores for her.
* NoBadassToHisValet: Inverted. While Ryou scares everyone around him, ''[[MistressAndServantBoy Alice]]'' is the only person who didn't get afraid of him when they first met. Soma and Akira are also immune to his intimidating aura.
* NotSoDifferent: He also has common upbringings to Soma and Megumi. Like Megumi, he grew up in a fishermen town, where he, like Soma, managed to be chef at a humble but popular restaurant.
* TheRival: Initially to Alice, [[MistressAndServantBoy also being his assistant]]. After the Fall Classic he becomes this to both Soma and Akira, at the same time also developing a VitriolicBestBuds dynamic with them.
* StraightMan: Next to Alice. Even thought he goes along with everything she wants, he is not far from pointing out whenever Alice is being childish.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Without his bandana, he's the savvy guy to Alice.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Alice; also fills the role of a personal butler. He slices fruit for her (she complains to him for not shaping them like bunnies), carries her bags and keeps an eye on her stuff while she goes to the pool.
* SleevesAreForWimps: His cooking attire, revealing his muscular arms.
* SplitPersonality: By default, Ryou's mellow and TheStoic, until he puts on a bandana, of any type of headwear, as the BeachEpisode reveals, and turns "feral".
* SoreLoser: After the winner is announced to be [[spoiler:Akira Hayama, Kurokiba got enraged, to the point he yelled at Alice for scolding him and, along with Soma, demanded a plate of Hayama's Carpaccio to compare. While both of them kept saying they could have done better, their bickering went along like the three of them became VitriolicBestBuds]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is imposing, stern, misterious and very good looking.
* TranquilFury:
** When Alice defeated the president of the Edge-Cutting Research Society and [[KickTheDog insisted to keep their expensive equipment in a corner even thought she had even better machines]], Ryou grabbed him by the collar with a serious-menacing face and ''apologized to him for Alice's spoiled attitude''. The senior even lampshades this by pointing his actions don't match his body language.
** After [[spoiler:tying up with Hayama in the semi-finals]], Ryou was furious, but quickly became mellow once Alice removed his bandana. However, Ryou (while still calm) requested a cooking contest with Alice to vent out his frustration.

!! Takumi Aldini
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NatsukiHanae
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A first-year student, Takumi Aldini is the eldest son of a Japanese chef from a trattoria in the Tuscan region of Italy. He goes to Tootsuki with his younger twin brother Isami during middle school to demonstrate their skills and honor their family restaurant ''Trattoria Aldini''. When Soma declares his intentions at the opening ceremonies, Takumi finds a WorthyOpponent in Soma, and actively seeks to best his newfound rival and one day surpass him in front of an audience.
!!!Tropes associated with Takumi Aldini:

* TheAce: In terms of cooking, the cliente of ''Trattoria Aldini'' would ask for Takumi's specials instead of Isami's. His brother admits whenever Takumi puts on the chef's coat, he turns into a completely different person.
* {{Adorkable}}: When his BadassBoast turns into an EpicFail. [[RunningGag It happens a lot]].
* AloofBigBrother: Subverted; Takumi is aware he's the more talented of the twins, but he's still proud of Isami's culinary skills.
* {{Badass}}: The judges and professors praise his technique, use of a mezzaluna and creativity of ingredients (such as making a three-layered pasta and Italian-Japanese fusion dishes), to the point his skills are akin to a {{Samurai}}.
* BadassBoast: During his introduction to Soma as a defender of his family trattoria.
--> '''Takumi''': "Sorry for the tardiness. My name is Takumi Aldini. This is my twin brother Isami Aldini. We worked in a kitchen of a trattoria in our hometown. It's a word in Italian that refers to the so-called 'restaurant of the masses'. I am just like you, Yukihira. I, too, am a chef that's protected his shop from the kitchen. You said that you 'don't plan to lose to some bunch that has never stood in front of clients'? Say that after you have defeated me. Between Aldini and Yukihira, I'll show you which is better."
* BerserkButton: Don't dare to insult Isami by calling him "A second rate cook".
* BigBrotherInstinct: Takumi, who could have rejected the Shokugeki, accepted Subaru Mimasaka's conditions to defend the honor and name of his brother Isami.
* {{Bishonen}}: His good looks have earned him a fan club.
* BreakTheBadass: Happens to him when [[spoiler:Subaru Mimasaka not only defeats him, but also hurt his pride by predicting all his actions (including improvised options), stained his Mezzaluna knife and took it away and insulted his brother. After said Shokugeki, Takumi spent the entire week depresed in his apartment with a broken look in his eyes.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: The Aldini twins are half Japanese, but grew up in Italy. They've used the unique upbringing to make more flexible dishes such as using Japanese ingredients in an Italian style or vice versa.
* ButtMonkey: Everytime he wants to boast, the moment turns awkward.
* ChallengeSeeker: He constantly wants to engage Soma in a competition, but they usually [[RunningGag fall flat]].
* ChickMagnet: He is said to have a fanclub in Tootsuki, and also older females are seen gushing over him as he enters the arena.
* CryCute: He cries when he loses or gets embarrassed. It destroys whatever dignity he has.
* DontYouDarePityMe: After [[spoiler:Soma defeats Subaru and gets Takumi's Mezzaluna back, he rejects it, declaring that he will earn it back by his own merits]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Takumi is first introduced stomping on Soma's foot, marking himself as an intimidating opponent...before his brother Isami laughs at him.
* TheFashionista: In contrast to Soma (who wears hanten[[note]]informal yukata for home[[/note]]), Takumi's plain clothes are very stylish, since Italians are very wary of their appearance.
* FriendlyRivalry: He tries competing with Souma, but the two of them seem to get along pretty well, though Souma finds it difficult to take the rivalry as seriously as Takumi does.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After his defeat against Subaru Mimasaka, Takumi is seen depressed in his apartment, while a worried Isami passes him a message from Soma.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Takumi stated he would ''hate'' the idea of Soma getting expelled before they compete officially.
* HyperAwareness: Takumi reveals he was already aware that Subaru Mimasaka had been following him around for the past few days.
* AGlassInTheHand: Soma gives Takumi a bag of kaki seeds to hold onto while he goes to search for ingredients during training camp. In frustration, Takumi crushes the bag with his grip, but it was what Soma wanted to do, anyway.
* GratuitousItalian: From the two, Takumi is the one who uses more italian words. Most commonly "grazie" ("thank you").
* GloveSlap: Right before their match and in front of the whole school, Takumi throws a glove to Subaru Mimasaka to make the duel official, asking in exchange for his win a public apology to Isami.
* InnocentBlueEyes: The only physiscal thing the twins have in common from their italian heritage. They were straight up inocent when they were children.
* JerkassFacade: In his introduction,he trods on Soma's foot to show his confidence and acts like a jerk. Immediately into the first assignment at training camp, he dislikes the idea his rival could be disqualified. Instead of throwing away the kaki seeds, he holds onto them; when he accidentally crushes the bag, he desperately apologizes for it (though Soma was intending to do it). An extra chapter also reveals Takumi ''planned'' to stomp on his foot long before, which most {{Jerkass}}es would do arbitrarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Soma criticizes most of his peers for their high education without proper experience. However, Takumi comes from a similar background (working at a trattoria for years) despite his seemingly arrogant demeanor. Both of them wear the pride of their respective family restaurants' names on their uniforms. Also Takumi is as resourceful as Soma, since his imagination and range of vision during a challenge is very wide, as seen during the training camp.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Unlike Erina who wants Soma to go away, Takumi isn't satisfied to have Soma expelled until he can defeat him in a Shokugeki. He gets [[FoeYay jealous]] if Soma has another rival, since he considers himself the only one.
* TheRival: Self-proclaimed towards Soma. He also proclaims himself to be Soma's "only rival". However, he's not taken as seriously as he would like.
* SexyManInstantHarem: Takumi has his own fan club.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Parodied. After the first cooking match between Takumi and Soma ends in a draw, the former declares this after saying they will someday settle things in a Shokugeki. A couple of panels later, they are forced to sit next to each other on the bus.
* TheWorfEffect, SacrificialLion: His first appearance showcases himself as Souma's equal in resourcefulness and experience. [[spoiler: His loss against Subaru foreshadows the amount of planning Souma would need to overcome him]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: He knows he's Soma's rival. He knows the proper style and lines a rival character should give. What he does not know is that he's in a manga that's half comedy and where people don't stick to shounen clichés at all times.

!! Hisako Arato
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SaoriOnishi
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Erina's secretary and close friend, Hisako specializes in medicinal-based dishes.
!!!Tropes associated with Hisako Arato:

* TheAce: Consider Erina's culinary skills and how she thinks of any student beneath her. Whatever Hisako did to become Erina's assistant, she must have been ''that'' competent in cooking. Further supported during training camp, where she finishes the "50 Dishes Challenge" roughly at the same time as Soma (though Erina was the first) and before Takumi. [[spoiler:Her score in the preliminaries of the Fall Classic confirms her as this, having the second highest score after Alice in Block B]].
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She wants to be Erina's NumberTwo on the Council of Ten Masters and will crush anyone who dares to try and surpass Erina, but she loses to Hayama, an incredibly distressing event for her. As Hayama puts it, she can hardly expect otherwise if she's content to live in Erina's shadow, never reaching for the top herself.
* {{Badass}}: If having Erina's seal of approval isn't enough, [[spoiler:Chapter 73 has her doing a special dish with a live turtle and ''beheading it infront of the shocked audience without even batting an eyelash'']].
* BloodSplatteredWarrior: Blood is splattering on her face and cooking attire when she cold-heartly beheads a living turtle. It's not that much blood, but it still fits the trope a makes her looking badass.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started thinking Erina as the best, that she could only be her NumberTwo and nobody could ever get to Erina's level past her. [[spoiler:Hayama later defeats her, which hurts Hisako's pride so much that she couldn't consider herself worthy of being near Erina anymore.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Played with. She's been with Erina since they were young, but was too much in awe of Erina to really be her friend. Souma encourages her to be a proper friend to Erina and cheers her up after her loss to Hayama.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially cold and hostile towards Souma due to how casually he behaves towards Erina, but when they're put together in an assignment she sees that he has quite a few skills that she doesn't, winning some respect. After they successfully complete the assignment, he also cheers her up regarding her loss in the autumn festival and her ensuing strained relationship with Erina, for which she warmly thanks him.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Until the Fall Classic, Hisako was simply "Erina's secretary" and had NoNameGiven.
* EvilCounterpart: Loosely to Megumi - both are overshadowed by a friend in skill (Soma and Erina, respectively) and mild-mannered. Their cooking styles are also similar, with one focused on soothing mental and physical aspects, while the other uses medicinal properties from herbal ingredients. However, Megumi is a NiceGirl, but Hisako has some of Erina' haughtiness rubbed onto her.
* FamilyBusiness: The Arato Family comes from a long tradition of personal medics of the Nakiris. To be able to serve Erina as well, Hisako oriented her family knowledge of medicinal herbs into her cooking.
* {{Fangirl}}: She practically worships Erina, at times almost looking like she's outright crushing on her. She's also quite jealous and overprotective of Erina, including an aggressive attitude towards Soma without ever having spoken to him thanks to how casually he speaks to her boss.
* GirlFriday: Through the lens of a cooking manga, of course, meaning she cooks instead of fights. She's Erina's secretary and helps arrange all her affairs, provide emotional support and complete menial tasks like picking up Erina's manga. Her experience proves helpful during the first part of the Stagiare Week when she helps organize the reservation system at an overly busy restaurant, giving it a modern update to allow younger customers easier access.
* HeroWorshipper: When she and Erina were little, Erina wanted to be her friend, but Hisako was too respectful and decided to support her from behind. After she loses during the Autumn Festival, she feels unworthy to be by Erina's side until Souma convinces her to be there as Erina's friend, not someone who holds herself back and walks behind her.
* InSeriesNickname: Hisako is called "Hishoko" (literally, "secretary girl"), used as a RunningGag by the author before a CanonName was established.
** EmbarrassingNickname: She is getting annoyed that "Hishoko" is catching on between the student body after Alice gave it to her.
* HumblePie
** Firmly convinced that she was second only to Erina, she didn't work as hard as she could have in the autumn festival and lost to Hayama, who chided her for [[SecondPlaceIsForLosers being content with second place.]] The next time she's in focus, she's clearly miserable because Erina's perfectionist attitude has rubbed off on her, causing her to consider herself worthless.
** Fortunately, she gets an assignment with Souma after this, which sets up another humble pie moment that actually does her some good. The pair are assigned to a restaurant that is set next to a bullet train station during Stagiaire Week. He warns her about the demands of actually working in a real restaurant, but she dismisses him by saying she's had enough experience at the school with staged situations. However, real restaurants aren't so simple and require much more flexibility, forcing her to swallow her pride and learn from him. He even has to point out to her the actual point of the assignment. In this case, the event is more of a learning experience for her, which helps her recover from the first incident with just a little more prodding.
* TheMedic: She comes from a line of Chinese medicine doctors and incorporates this into her cooking; [[spoiler:Hisako's dish at the Fall Classic "breaks the power of Nao's curse" on the judges]].
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears glasses when doing computer work.
* NotSoDifferent: With Akira Hayama. They both specialize in herbs and spices, and they are both [[UndyingLoyalty very loyal]] to their respective "masters".
* NotSoSimilar: Whereas Hayama used his loyalty to Jun to push himself beyond his limits, Arato is content being Erina's NumberTwo
* NumberTwo, {{Sidekick}}: The secretary to Erina. [[spoiler: This results in her defeat against Hayama, since she lacked the ambition to be the very best, just wanting to live in Erina's shadow.]]
* {{Pride}}: Just like Erina, Hisako is as elitist and perfectionist as her, also looking down on Soma based on social status and academic records alone.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:After Hayama defeated her at the Fall Classic, Hisako gave to Erina a letter stating she was "leaving on a journey", since she can't face Erina because of her failure, without listening to what Erina had to say]].
** TheBusCameBack: She appears again during the "Stagiarie Week" [[spoiler:by being assigned to the very same restaurant as Soma Yukihira, much to her annoyance. Also she still hasn't return to work by Erina's side again.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Very loyal to Erina, since it's also tradition in her family, as the Arato line are personal doctors of the Nakiri's.

!!Subaru Mimasaka
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A heavy built student who is introduced during the Fall Classic. Despite his look, he's smarter than he appears and has a strong sense for details. Apparently Etsuya Eizan's aide. He has no "specialty", but copies the other chefs he faces.
!!!Tropes associated with Subaru Mimasaka:

* AnimalMotif: Aside from his devil motif, during his match with [[spoiler:Soma]], he has a snake motif.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: One of his key strengths, despite having no specialties he can creates dishes that have surpassed chefs at their own specialties solely through analysing their abilities and creating a dish one step ahead of theirs.
* {{Badass}}: He's won 99 ''Shokugeki''. [[spoiler:Make that 100; Takumi Aldini has gone down, losing his Mezzaluna in the process.]]
* BadassBiker: The second time he appears, he's driving a motorbike. And he really loves it.
* BatmanGambit: How he defeats his opponents. He knows what they would do in any situation and he develops counter measures against them.
* BattleTrophy: He always bets on Shokugekis the opponent's precious tool, mostly to hurt the loser way beyond the defeat.
* BloodKnight: He loves intense cooking duels and is only interested in winning, that's why he challenges so many students he faces into ''Shokugeki''.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He collects data of the rivals (even the most worthless details) and their tools as BattleTrophy.
* CombatPragmatist: In Eizan's words -- though he certainly has skill for cooking, he has no respect for ingredients or tools and only cares about winning. To do so [[StalkerWithoutACrush he spies on his opponents]], [[AwesomenessByAnalysis figures out what they plan on making as well as gathering information of their styles of cooking]], copy his opponents dishes to perfection and then making improvements to it until his dish is one step ahead of his opponents in every category [[CrazyPrepared whilst simultaneously making sure to take into account any other variables based on his information on his opponents skill and abilities to ensure he will remain ahead of them even if they try to improvise something]]. On top of that, during the match itself, he will also give [[BreakingSpeech breaking speeches]] on how utterly predictable they are and how pathetic it is for them to lose against their own specialties to put even more pressure on them. When one of the judges of the Fall Classic tries to call him out on his dirty strategies, he counters by stating that his particular style of cooking IS analysing his opponents to ensure the greatest chance of success.
* CoolBike: He has an impressive looking bike. But how he protects his bike is more impressive.
* CrazyPrepared: His motto is "Right down to a gnat's eyebrow", a phrase which means "going into the most minute of details". Not only he puts a high standard of security for his motorbike (breaks, chains, raincoat and GPS tracking in case of robery), he knows a lot of details about other cooks, even if some of the details are random or casual. Seriously, who needs to know Soma's shoe size, how many pair of shoes has or what kind of pattern Takumi's underwears have?
* DelinquentHair: He has a mohawk of dreadlocks.
* DiabolusExMachina: In the end of the Fall Classic preliminary, he appears out of nowhere and [[spoiler:steals the fourth spot of Block A from Shun Ibusaki and Zenji Marui]].
* DidNotSeeThatComing: He's so used to studying opponents that [[spoiler: Soma improvising a dish right on the spot in their duel blindsides him completely since he was so sure Soma would cook a certain dish beforehand and just rushed ahead in making it.]]
* DreadlockRasta: He's a huge biker with a dreadlock mohawk.
* DittoFighter: Due to his analyzing and extensive stalking, he is able to copy dishes AND make them better.
* EvilGloating: People say that in one Shokugeki, he [[EvilLaugh laughed loudly]] as he [[KickTheDog took away a knife which was a memento of his opponent's late mother]]. [[spoiler: Right before he's awarded the win, he gloats how he knew Takumi would try to one up in his dessert.]]
* TheFaceless: The first time he appears, his face wasn't shown and his name wasn't revealed. His second appearance reveals finally his face and his name.
* FanDisservice: He gives two moments:
** One of the judges gets disturbed when his dessert made them picture Mimasaka as a YamatoNadeshiko Maiden.
** After [[spoiler:Soma wins against Mimasaka and gives him a plate of his stew]], his dreds get loose and ''his hair starts to flow while he sparkles'', much to the disgust of the female judges.
* FatalFlaw: Same as being a CombatPragmatist which even Soma notices. He's good at duplication and observation. But is so obsessed with just winning he's practically just wasting his talent and doesn't know the true joy of cooking and thus doesn't bother trying to take his creations further then just slightly outshining the competition. [[spoiler: Sure enough, this leads to his loss to Soma as he only studied what Soma was planning on making. Soma got around this by constantly thinking up ways to improve the dish ''right before he even started to cook during the competition''. Something Mimasaka didn't think was possibly.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's a gracious host and not averse to having casual chat with future opponents. However, before and during a match he mocks, belittles and sets out to destroy someone by beating them with the exact thing they chose to make. Further, he makes people bet items precious to them in shokugeki matches and then simply stockpiles his rewards.
* {{Foil}}: His copying of opponents seems to provide a dark mirror to Soma's experimenting and learning.
* FreudianExcuse: He has a distant father who continually denied his cooking skills because they lack originality. After he defeated his father in a cooking contest by modifying his father's special recipe, the latter sent him away to Tootsuki rather than giving him the praise he wanted.
* GeniusBruiser: He's very tall and muscular, but his knowledge of details is crazy. One of his greatest strength is predicting the moves of his opponents.
* {{Gonk}}: Especially next to most of the [[{{Bishonen}} male cast by comparison]], it's accentuated by his OverlyLongTongue, big built and creepy vibe.
* HateSink: While there's no shortage of {{Jerkass}}es and arrogant rivals in the series, Subaru's behavior is much darker to the point that even the judges comment on his tactics.
* InsufferableGenius: He really is a good cook. He has good aesthetic sense, a fine sense of taste, wide knowledge, inventiveness, attention to detail and analysis. He just has such a foul personality that it's said that no restaurant in the world would ever want to hire him. He's referred to as an awful cook because all he cares about is winning, not preparing good food.
* JackOfAllTrades: Given that his special skill is to copy and upgrade other chefs styles, Subaru has a great set of skills, such as baking, decorating, garnishing and smoked ingredients, with many of the audience compairing his smoke techniques to Shun Ibusaki's, who is known as the "Smoke Prince".
* {{Jerkass}}: He provokes the opponents he has to face and challenges them to ''Shokugeki'' to get their precious cooking tools.
* OverlyLongTongue: When taunting Takumi right before their duel.
* PracticalTaunt:
** Right before their match, Subaru pressed Takumi's BerserkButton by insulting Isami, so he can have a ''Shokugeki''.
** He tries this again with Soma, hoping [[spoiler: his win over Takumi]] would make him fly off the handle and accept his Shokugeki out of anger. While Soma does take the challenge, he's unimpressed by Subaru's verbal bullying. Not only does he keeps a cool head during their encounter, Soma, with no hesitation whatsoever, ''raises the stakes in their Shokugeki'', much to Subaru's shock.
* RealMenWearPink: He's an intimidatingly huge guy with the FaceOfAThug, but he's very skilled in embroidery and other delicate works. Megumi also gets surprised by seeing him in a frilly apron. And his precise handwork with desserts lets him look like a maiden, much to the horror of the audience.
* RedBaron: According to Eizan, he's called "King of Stalkers". His second nickname is "Perfect Tracer".
* SlasherSmile: Accompanied by his OverlyLongTongue whenever he is challenging his pray.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He looks like a {{Delinquent}} (he probably is), but he's very intelligent guy.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: It's stated that he's this; he knows details about people that any other shouldn't know.
* {{Troll}}: He intentionally upsets people, both to bait them into matches they don't need to enter and to keep them off balance during the match itself.
* WellDoneSonGuy: As a child, Subaru had tried to be the best in cooking to gain his father's praise and recognition.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He's the same age as Soma and the other first year students, but he looks much older than he is.


[[folder: Other Students]]

!! Ikumi Mito
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIshigami
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A first-year high school student at Tootsuki, Ikumi was tasked by Erina to get rid of the Donburi Research Society (Don RS) Club to make room for another cooking lab, but is challenged and defeated by Soma to a Shokugeki, with the match conditions resulting her in joining the Don RS club. Ikumi's specialty is meat, but she slowly shifts her cooking into donburi (beef bowl) dishes and how meat compliments other ingredients.
!!!Tropes associated with Ikumi Mito:

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her name implies she's Japanese, but [[DarkSkinnedBlonde dark skin and blonde hair]] is natural (rather than the deliberate [[ style]]), so it's not entirely clear.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Originally, Ikumi used expensive grade-A5 wagyu beef[[note]]A grade of "A5" in Japan is the near-equivalent of "prime"-grade beef in North America[[/note]]. Her first idea to use A5 meat for a local karaage business is discarded automatically because it costs too much for a middle-class shopping district. After some advice from Soma, she starts to learn how to use the whole dish as a unit, no matter what kind of meat she is using.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Althought she technically isn't this in Don RS, Ikumi is far more skilled than Kanachi, who is the president (and the only other member left) of the club.
* BerserkButton: Never put sauce on wagyu beef, as one of ThoseTwoGuys found out in a painful way.
* BigBreastPride: Nikumi is certainly confident of her assets, and is constantly wearing tops that reveals her cleavage.
* CharacterDevelopment: An arrogant student cook employed by Erina, after a humbling Shokugeki and being forced to join the same club she was tasked to destroy, Ikumi starts to realize her own desire for approval by simply being herself, turning her talents into donburi.
* CripplingOverspecialization: She loses the match against Souma because the only thing she bothers to focus on in cooking is meat. The dish isn't really balanced right, causing the flavors to conflict. The judges don't eat all of it as a result, leaving Soma the clear winner before the results are even announced.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DefeatMeansFriendship: By Soma, as also she develops a crush to him. And by extension, she also befriends his roommates and the Aldini twins.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Not only she starts to mellow to Soma, but also integrates well into the Don RS and the circle of friends from the Polaris Dorms.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Nikumi", where "niku" means "meat" in Japanese. [[{{Tsundere}} The only one allowed to call her that is...]]
* {{Foil}}:
** To Mayumi Kurase in the Karaage arc. While both have a crush on Soma who neither can't confess to him, Ikumi is more imposing, voluptuous and aggressive, while Mayumi is shy, petite, humble and quiet.
** Later on to Yuuki Yoshino. Both are meat specialists (Ikumi works with A5 meat, while Yuuki raises special breeds and applies "Wild Game") and both of them are very supportive of their new circle of friends. While Ikumi has trouble expressing friendship towards others (even thought she ''does'' like them all), Yuuki is more outgoing and cheerful (to the point that ''even Ikumi herself'' can't refuse to participate).
* FreudianExcuse: On her ninth birthday, her mother gave her a teddy bear as a gift. Unfortunately, her father destroyed it, telling his wife to never give their daughter another gift like that, and advising Ikumi to let go of any weaknesses to be the strong successor for the family business. This explains TheLadette appearance and attitude.
* GracefulLoser: Implied. After being forced against her will to join the Don RS, she serves don in several non-don-specific competitions and does it well, indicating that she takes her membership in the Don RS seriously in spite of being forced into it.
* HumblePie: She was Erina's henchwoman who liked to bully the clubs she was going to close. Not only did she lost the shokugeki against Soma, but he defeated her A5 wagyu dish with ''a cheap steak from the market'', which made the judges finish their bowls while hers was barely touched. After the defeat, Erina ditched her and she had to join the Don RS.
* KnifeNut: Has a knife strapped to her right leg and her favorite is a butcher knife.
* TheLadette: Has BoyishShortHair, physically strong, HotBlooded, intimidating, loves meat and can beat guys up. She easily knocks out one of ThoseTwoGuys out from the Polaris Dormitory.
* MsFanservice: Almost always seen in {{Stripperific}} clothing, even when wearing her school uniform.
** Lampshaded in a bonus, where Soma asks her why she cooks in bikini when hot oil can reach her, to which Ikumi replies "a Chef mustn't be afraid of the kitchen".
* NonUniformUniform: Wears her shirt unbuttoned, revealing different bikini tops, and her tie is on her right leg. It's surprising to others when she shows up wearing her uniform properly.
* {{Ojou}}: Judging from appearance and personality, one wouldn't see this, but the Mito family founded it business by distributing and selling meat across Japan. A flashback reveals Ikumi lives in a BigFancyHouse and wore an elegant dress when she was a child.
* OralFixation: Has to the tendency to lick her lips. It's justified since her lips are the most sensitive part of her body in terms of rating meat temperature and taste.
* PunnyName: "Mito" is a [[FunWithHomophones pun on the English word "meat"]]. Her nickname "Nikumi" contains the Japanese word "niku" for "meat".
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: At one point, she offers a poor shopping district an amazing deal on A5 beef. It’s still far, far out of their realistic price range, but when Souma politely declines she gets puzzled at him apparently holding back out of politeness.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy to Mayumi's girly girl
* {{Tsundere}}: Ikumi denies being attracted to Soma, and will often yell how she doesn't care about the Don RS Club, even though she's embracing the donburi style.
* SlasherSmile: Does this often, usually when cooking
* [[StarterVillain Starter Rival]]: The first opponent who requires extensive planning from Soma to defeat rather than his usual improvisation.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Tough and aloof to everyone, except when she [[{{Tsundere}} blushes notably everytime she talks about Soma]].
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Her cooking uniform is a bikini top and minishorts.

!! Isami Aldini
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukiOno
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Takumi's younger twin brother, Isami always stands alongside his brother to make Italian cuisine, with the same skill set learned from ''Trattoria Aldini''.
!!!Tropes associated with Isami Aldini:

* {{Acrofatic}}: When chubby, despite his large size, Isami is very quick at cleaning and cutting the ingredients, let alone synchronizing his movements perfectly with Takumi.
* AdrenalineMakeOver: More accurately "Under Pressure Slim Down".
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Isami sees his brother Takumi as the one to beat since they learned to cook. He learned to accept the fact, but he still hopes to surpass him someday.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: When they're not in the kitchen, Isami enjoys teasing Takumi by reminding him to not cry or how he is more mature than him. He also openly laughs at Takumi whenever his boasts fail.
-->'''Isami''': (pointing to Takumi, who is babbling alone) "You can just ignore him when he starts talking nonsense like that."
-->'''Yuuki''': (thinking) ''That's family for you... He doesn't go easy on him.''
* BigLittleBrother: Not only he is OneHeadTaller than Takumi, he also acts like the more down-to-earth of the twins whenever they're interacting with others.
* {{Bishonen}}: When he loses weight during the summer, he looks much more attractive.
* ButNotTooForeign: The Aldini twins are half Japanese, but grew up in Italy. They've used the unique upbringing to make more flexible dishes such as using Japanese ingredients in an Italian style or vice versa.
* CultureClash: A minor one, as he is confused about Japanese custom of "cheering fans with names".
* EyesAlwaysShut: Mostly when he's chubby. He averts it when he loses weight.
* FormerlyFat: Subverted; when summer starts, Isami slims down because of the heat. He regains weight around autumn and winter.
* GentleGiant: Unlike his ChallengeSeeker brother, Isami is always calm and polite to everyone despite his chubby and intimidating looks.
* InnocentBlueEyes: The only physiscal thing the twins have in common from their italian heritage. They were straight up inocent when they were children.
* MessyHair: In contrast to his blonde twin, Isami's hair is black and spiky.
* SiblingRivalry: Although Takumi is the better chef, Isami expresses his desire to surpass his brother.
* StraightMan: He is this whenever Takumi ends up embarrassing himself with his Hot-Headed persona.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Only during the summer.

!! Kanachi Konishi
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Kanachi Konishi is a second year student, the president of the Don RS Club and, aside from Ikumi, the only current member.
!!!Tropes associated with Kanachi Konishi:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Konishi is something of a fanboy for Ikumi, which just pisses her off or embarrasses her.
* AlliterativeName
* ExpressiveHair: When he's exited his pompadour goes up, but when he's depressed, his pompadour goes down.
* FaceOfAThug: Has the looks of JapaneseDelinquents, but is a NiceGuy and believes in the donburi as the biker's meal.
* AFatherToHisMen: Given that Ikumi is the only Don RS member left, he constantly fills the OverEnthusiasticParents role for her. Ikumi is far from amused by this.
* HellBentForLeather: He firmly believes in this. In a bonus, Ikumi tells Kanachi made her use leather jackets because, as a part of the Don RS, they all must look like bikers.
* HotBlooded: Whenever he talks about donburi.
* ImprobableHairstyle: In an {{Omake}}, Megumi is helping him tape the chunk of hair back after Ikumi angrily cuts it off.
* SaveOurClub: One of Soma's first Shougeki involves saving the Don RS Club from becoming another of Erina's cooking labs. Soma not only succeeds, but also increased the club's budget and gets Ikumi to join it, after most of the members left Kanachi by himself.
* TraumaticHaircut: Ikumi chopped off half of his hair after he called her "Nikumi".

!!Miyoko Hojou
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The heir of a Chinese cuisine restaurant in Yokohama, Miyoko's specialty are Chinese techniques and wok maneuvers.
!!!Tropes associated with Miyoko Hojou:

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Serious, tall, imposing and with a big fanbase, despite the fact she DoesNotLikeMen; all checked.
* DefrostingIceQueen: After seeing Megumi's performance in the preliminaries and the support she gets from ''guys'', she starts to question if her StrawFeminist mindset will really take her anywhere.
* DoesNotLikeMen: The restaurant her father owns is full of {{Straw Misogynist}}s who looked down on her cooking skills because of her gender and had tried to drive her out of the kitchen, causing her to have a low opinion of men in general.
* DudeMagnet: Has a huge group of guys cheering for her
* {{Foil}}: For Megumi - Miyoko's a man-hater, stern and strong, but an IneffectualLoner, while Megumi's shy, humble, trusts and gets help from men around her (unlike Miyoko, who is looked down by the male cooks at her family restaurant; Soma, her roomates and the fishermen from Megumi's hometown fully trust and support her).
* FreudianExcuse: See StrawFeminist and HeirClubForMen
* GracefulLoser: After the preliminaries conclude, she approaches Megumi to give her support for the next round, indicating Megumi earned her respect as a chef.
* HeirClubForMen: Wants to graduate from Tootsuki to be able to manage her family's Chinese restaurant, where all the male cooks underestimate her because of her gender.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Mixed with StatuesqueStunner - she's at least a head taller than Megumi.
* PerpetualFrowner: She rarely ever smiles
* {{Qipao}}: Wears one during the preliminary rounds of the Fall Classic, causing at least one judge to get {{Nosebleed}} and most of the guys to go excited.
* StrawFeminist: Miyoko starts defending Megumi against anyone questioning how she got into the Fall Classic, but withdraws her statement when she hears about Soma helping Megumi, believing the latter is weak for depending on a guy to help (least by her assumption, she doesn't know the whole story; not helped that Megumi doesn't give a clear answer when Miyoko asks her). A flashback reveals most of the chefs she worked with at her family restaurant were {{Jerkass}}es, giving her this mindset.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her signature dishes are made with a special metal wok, and heavier than regular ones.

!! Nao Sadatsuka
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A first-year StalkerWithACrush on Erina, Nao is forced to watch her idol from a distance after losing a Shokugeki to Hisako, with the condition she restrains her distance from Erina to 50 meters. Her speciality is boiled dishes, and despite the food being horrifically pungent, they taste unusually phenomenal.
!!!Tropes associated with Nao Sadatsuka:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Has a crush on Erina [[spoiler:and later Hisako]], constantly speaking about how much she wants Erina to taste her dish and ''[[DoubleEntendre scold her]]''.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Erina; [[spoiler:after being defeated again by scores in the first round of the Fall Classic, Nao starts pulling this on Hisako]].
* BeautifulAllAlong: [[spoiler:Briefly after having a taste of Hisako's dish in the Fall Classic]].
* CordonBleughChef: Averted; her dishes smell horrible, but the quality of flavor is superior than the average Tootsuki student.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Inverted, then played straight. Being beaten in a Shokugeki by Hisako during middle school made Nao hate her even more, but when she ate Hsako's curry dish in the Fall Classic, [[spoiler:whereupon Nao develops a crush on Hisako, to her utter disgust]].
* {{Expy}}: To Sadako from ''Literature/TheRing''; her [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer creepy obsession with Erina]] and [[PeekABangs appearance]] is a ShoutOut to [[Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular Tomoko Kuroki]].
* {{Fangirl}}: Of the AbhorrentAdmirer kind.
* GigglingVillain: When alone, Nao tends to do a "Hihihi" laugh out of nowhere, creeping anyone around her.
* HollywoodRestrainingOrder: Back in middle school, Hisako challenged Nao to a Shokugeki so she wouldn't get near Erina from a distance less than 50 meters. away. Too bad it didn't include stalking with binoculars and sending more than 30 letters per day.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: [[spoiler:She's amazed by "Hisako-oneesama" beheading a living turtle.]]
* MessOnAPlate: The curry dish she made for the Fall Classic prelims looks and smells terrible, but tastes so good the judges can't stop eating it. The reaction of the judges compares it to BDSM.
* OneeSama: How she addresses Erina [[spoiler:and Hisako]].
* PeekABangs: Her long hair covers half of her face.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches her waist and covers half of her face.
* RedBaron: "The Boiling Witch".
* SheCleansUpNicely: She doesn’t look ugly, but she’s always hunched and cackling with her hair a mess. When she gets cleaned up for a single panel imagine spot thanks to Hisako’s cooking, she looks incredibly beautiful. She instantly goes back to normal, however.
* StalkerWithACrush: She stalks Erina, but she has to keep the distance of 50m.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Wants to take Hisako's spot as Erina's secretary that she challenges her to a Shokugeki; it doesn't work. Since then, Nao attempts to find a way to defeat Hisako. [[spoiler:{{Irony}} abounds when she turns into a StalkerWithACrush on Hisako after being beat again at the Fall Classic]].
* WickedWitch: How everyone sees her at Tootsuki.

!! Urara Kawashima
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaHidaka
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The Master of Ceremonies of the Shokugeki and other competitions at Tootsuki.
!!!Tropes associated with Urara Kawashima:

* AttentionWhore: She gets irritated if someone else is receiving the spotlight.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Acts all cute and innocent, but curses at Ikumi in a bonus chapter for getting more attention. She also lies about her tastes to make herself look better.
* FeigningIntelligence: According to the {{Omake}} chapter 14.5, she states her favorite book is ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' (she never read it) and her favorite movie is ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' (it's really ''[[Film/DrunkenMaster Drunken Master 2]]'').
* {{Foil}}: To the other host Yua Sasaki in the Fall Classic, her polar opposite in personality.
* GenkiGirl: She's a very cheerful and energetic host and keeps the male audience very invested.
* TheHost: Was the MC for the Shokugeki between Soma and Ikumi, and for the Block B of the Fall Classic. She's also the one who announces the details for the Classic. It also seems to be her only role, as she is also a Tootsuki student but we never get to see her cooking level.
* RunningGag: Her getting irritated whenever she loses the audience's attention. Also, if there's a shot of the crowd reacting to her, half of them will be boys cheering wildly, the other half will be girls growling in irritation that she's hogging all of the attention.
* SchoolIdol: Very popular among the guys due to her role as MC

!! Mitsuru Soutsuda
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Mitsuru is a 3rd Year Middle School student at Tōtsuki Culinary Academy and a member of the Newspaper Club.
!!!Tropes associated with Mitsuru Soutsuda:

* {{Adorkable}}: He is a cute middle school student who worships Soma and follows him with all his reporter equipment. In chapter 82, he even prepared lunch for Soma.
* AudienceSurrogate: As he is investigating Soma, he brings the point of view of someone new to his cooking style during the test runs.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of Soma. He was fascinated by him since the preliminary round of the Fall Classic. Later it's revealed he is the only member of the newspaper who is focused on Soma, since all his senpais are interviewing Subaru.
* {{Keet}}: He is cheerful and optimistic about everything Soma does, taking note and pictures of everything.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He started crying in despair when he realized [[spoiler:that Subaru got more data of Soma by accesing his computer and reading his article drafts, possibly costing Soma his Shokugeki.]]
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Subaru later points out that accessing his PC was the easiest part, because Mitsuru used ''his own birthday date'' as password.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: He is one of the juniors of the Tootsuki Sports, the school's newspaper. He wants to be great reporter rather than a good cook.
* TagAlongKid: Soma doesn't consider him of much help, since he got full of his test dishes instead of giving him any constructive criticism. Still, Soma allows him to tag along to Erina's house.

[[folder: Legendary Tootsuki Academy Alumni]]

!!!Tropes common to the Legendary Alumni
* TheAce: All of them are considered the best Tootsuki's chefs from their generations. They're called the "Legendary Alumni" with all the merits since only a handful of students can graduate.
** Gin and Koujirou held the first seat of the Council of Ten Masters in their respective generations.
** Hinako, Fuyumi, Taki and Sonoka were 2nd seats from their respective years.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: They all know each other as Tootsuki former alumni. Gin Doujima and Jouichirou Saiba (who did not graduate) are from the 69th generation, Hitoshi Sekimori's year is unknown, Koujirou Shinomiya and Fuyumi Mizuhara are from the 79th generation, while Hinako Inui and Donato Gotouda are from the 80th generation, the last four being good friends at school. Also Doujima and Jouichirou are acquitances with Jun Shiomi, who is from the 74th generation. Also Taki Tsunosaki (88th Generation) and Sonoka Kikuchi (89th Generation) seem to know each other as well.
* RedBaron:
** Koujirou: "The Légumes Magician" (Vegetarian Magician)
** Gin: "Living Legend"
** Hinako: "Mist Queen"
** Donato Gotouda: "The Lady Killer"
* {{Supreme Chef}}s: Doujima and Shinomiya are later revealed to have been the First Seat in their respective generations; the others hold a reputation of being Tootsuki's best students in a generation and are asked to be the judges during the training camp.
* TeenGenius: Aside of most having an Council of Ten Masters seat, all of them have the distinction of opening successful restaurants not long after graduating Tootsuki.
** Kojirou Shinomiya has the distinction of being the first Japanese Chef to win a Bocuse d'Or Medal in France.
** Both Taki Tsunosaki and Sonoka Kikuchi, only less than 4 years older than the 92nd Generation, managed to open succesful restaurants on their own.
* ThrowTheDogABone: At the end of training camp, and after suffering hard challenges every single day, the students who pass get a special dinner made by the Legendary Alumni.


!! Koujirou Shinomiya
!!!Voiced by Creator/YuichiNakamura
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Owner of a French cuisine restaurant called ''Shino's'', Koujirou was a student of the 79th generation and held the first seat in the Council of Ten Masters Council.
!!!Tropes associated with Koujirou Shinomiya:

* BirdsOfAFeather: With Soma, almost to the point of being a non-related GenerationXerox in Tootsuki. Both are {{Fiery Redhead}}s, {{Challenge Seeker}}s and {{Sore Loser}}s who want to perfect their own skills beyond the limits. Both also have developed intense rivalries between each other, and with stubborn {{Ice Queen}} rivals (Erina and Fuyumi, respectively).
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:In his flashbacks, Koujirou was determined to start a restaurant in France. While moderately successful, his staff began dismissing him for being a foreigner, sabotaging his recettes to the point he almost went out of business]]. This is what makes him the hardened, stern chef he is now.
* TheBusCameBack: He reappears at the end of chapter 109, as [[spoiler:Souma's challenge require him to intern at his place]].
* TheCynic: Considers himself the only reliable person in the kitchen, believing the staff will bring him down.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Is the only examiner in the training camp who wears glasses, and considered the worst of the lot. He immediately expels a student ''before camp officially begins'' because the latter uses a strong-smelling shampoo, and "fires" Megumi for altering his recipe even though her reasons are justified and threatens to do the same to Soma for coming to her defense.
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: Already a French Cuisine expert as a student, Koujirou was convinced he was going to be successful in France as the best French-Japanese fusion chef. After a long struggle and BreakTheHaughty process, not only did he succeed, but he became more arrogant, as he refused any slight alterations to the recipes as he considered them already perfect.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Koujirou did his best to ensure ''Shino's'' would thrive, but the other French chefs disliked him for being a foreigner and wouldn't follow his recipe to the letter. He barely managed to keep it afloat after emotionally hardening himself, getting rid of anyone who questioned his skills in the kitchen. Unfortunately, being stuck with this mindset meant he refused to make exceptions or try other methods to his dishes after reaching the top, thus allowing his skills and standards to cease increasing over the years, collecting dust, so to speak]].
* GoalInLife
** His primary motive was to be the first Japanese chef in France with the Bocuse d'Or Medal. [[spoiler:After winning, he lacked a new motivation and kept cooking without improving]].
** [[spoiler:After his HeelRealization with Megumi's dish, Koujirou decides to be the first Japanese chef in France to achieve three stars (likely the [[ Michelin format]]) for his restaurant]].
* GratuitousFrench: Occasionally uses French phrases, such as saying "recette" instead of recipe, and sarcastically refers to Gin as ''Monsieur'' when accepting the unofficial Shokugeki.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the main character of the SpinOff "Shokugeki no Soma - Etoile".
* HiddenHeartOfGold: When he realizes his own inadequacies as a cook, he actually votes against himself in a shokugeki.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Discussed by Gin, who wonders why Koujirou didn't prepare one of his special dishes in the unsanctioned Shokugeki against Soma and Megumi. {{Lampshaded}} by the other Legendary Alumni.
-->'''Koujirou''': "My opponents are just students. Did you think I'd be so merciless?"
-->'''Hitoshi Sekimori''': "He'd do it."
-->'''Donato''': "He'd defeat them so easily that they can't ever cook again."
** [[spoiler:Subverted when Gin deduces correctly it was a way for Koujirou to cover his stagnating culinary skills]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Very proud and stubborn. During his assignment, he had the students cook a dish from his stock recipes, and when they seem troubled over the difficulty of the task, he taunted them on how simple the recipe is by his own standards.
* JerkassRealization: During his match with Megumi, Shinomiya does a technically perfect dish that is far better than Megumi's elegant and supportive dish, netting him all three votes. However, Gin gives a bonus vote for her for thinking of the customer's needs and prompts Shinomiya to try it himself. When he does, he judges that it's far below the quality of what he made, but is cooked using a more flexible style intended to suit the tastes of those who eat it. He gives a bonus vote of his own to his competitor and when the score ends up tied following Inui's unofficial vote, he realizes he could both learn something from her and that failing her before really wasn't fair. He lets her pass.
* MortonsFork: Inflicted by him on Megumi, without telling her in advance. Produce a substandard dish because you are shoved away from the ingredients until only inferior ones are left? Fail for having a non-tasty dish; change the recipe slightly to improve the taste to compensate for inferior ingredients? Fail, because changing the recipe isn't allowed, and therefore, forbidden (as opposed to most challenges being "anything not forbidden is allowed").
* NoSocialSkills: He's not the easiest person to get along with, and he gets into plenty of brawls with other kids when he was younger. {{Lampshaded}} by his peers before he leaves for France after graduating from Tootsuki.
-->'''Hinako''': "Shinomiya-senpai isn't sociable so he definitely won't make any friends. I'm sure he'll also fight with the other staff!"
-->'''Fuyumi Mizuhara''': "I agree with that..."
* RichBoredom: After getting his Bocuse d'Or Medal, he becomes a stern chef who wouldn't alter his mindset or recipes for anything in the world.
* SternTeacher: He is very strict towards his interns, employees and the students, immediately firing the ones who don't meet his expectations. After the Training Camp and his own HeelRealization, he mellows a bit and starts rewarding his employees when he returns, but still {{dope slap}}s with no hesitation. His sous-chef and interns, on the other hand, admire his skills and try to learn everything they can from him.
* TookALevelInKindness: According to his staffs, Shinomiya is nicer and more approachable after returning from his duties as the training camp's examiner. He's still very strict, though. Particularly, Abel notes the contrast now that Shinomiya is more open to suggestions and new recipes from anyone, just as he remembered how back then he threatened to fire him just for voicing an opinion.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With the Legendary Alumni, especially Hinako and Fuyumi. He and Hinako bicker a lot, while he enjoys provoking Fuyumi into cooking contests. When he had a phone conversation with Doujima and had to decline the judge chair, he also told Doujima to say Hi to both Hinako and Fuyumi.
* WouldHitAGirl: PlayedForLaughs as he shows no qualms in {{Dope Slap}}ping Hinako.

!! Gin Doujima
!!!Voiced by Creator/TakehitoKoyasu
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General Head Chef of the Tootsuki Resort and a member of the board of directors, Gin supervises the training camp for the first-year students. A former roommate in the Polaris Dormitory with Jouichirou and Jun, he held the first seat of the Council of Ten Masters. Like Jouichirou, he was a student of the 69th generation.
!!!Tropes associated with Gin Doujima:

* TheAce: Seems to be the head among the alumni. [[spoiler: He was the first seat of the Council of Ten Masters Council during his time in Tootsuki, beating out ''Jouichirou'' who was only second seat. Jouichirou is currently considered a ''god'' in the cooking world.]]
* TheBusCameBack: The alumni are not expected to be seen again after the Training Camp, but [[spoiler:he is later revealed to be the guest judge for the second round of the Fall Classic]].
* CoolTeacher: He is capable of seeing how other people can be better chefs. Also, when asked why he still works for Tootsuki rather than opening his own restaurant, Gin always puts the students and the school as his first priority.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Fully supports this way of thinking. [[spoiler: He called Megumi's hospitality a powerful weapon, and encouraged her to polish it. Two months later, Megumi is ''in the top eight of the first year cooks.'' It's been hinted that Jouichirou himself now cooks with kindness, and did not when he was in school, which is likely where Doujima got this belief from.]]
* HyperAwareness: Gin is the first to notice Koujirou is preparing one of his basic dishes instead of going full-force against Soma and Megumi in the unofficial Shokugeki. [[spoiler:Turns out Gin noticed this was a way for Koujirou to cover his stagnating skills]].
* MrFanservice: He's very well-built, and has been shown naked at least twice.
* NakedFirstImpression: How Soma meets Gin in the public bath.
* RatedMForManly: Has a really muscular body with a similar masculine aura like Jouichirou.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
** Doujima forces Shinomiya to accept a match with seemingly nothing in it for him because he feels Shinomiya’s current thinking is flawed. However, he also points out that if Souma handles the match for Megumi then even if he wins, Megumi will have learned and proved nothing, so she’s forced to handle the cooking herself with Souma as her silent assistant.
** In Chapter 92, he [[spoiler:sees that putting a lot of pressure on Sonoka to break the tie between Akira and Ryou was unfair for her, so he convinced the Council of Ten Masters to make the Finals a ''Three-Way'' match between them and Soma]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Koujirou; [[spoiler:this comes to a head when Gin specifically orchestrated the Shokugeki between him and Megumi - to give the latter a second chance and to get the former out of his creative rut]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: During reaction shots at least. Gin shows up, dressed as a magical girl when reacting to Shinomiya's dish and later appears dressed as a schoolgirl in his reaction to Soma's beef stew.

!! Hinako Inui
!!! Voiced by Creator/MamikoNoto
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Proprietor of the Japanese cuisine restaurant "Kirinoya" and an alumnus of the 80th generation, also 2nd seat of the Elite 10 in her Generation.
!!!Tropes associated with Hinako Inui:

* AmbiguouslyBi: Hinako enjoys flirting with her female ''kouhai''s. She said that Megumi is her "type", tells Taki how cute she is when she smiles, and loves to hold their hands. However, she also have a lot of interactions with Shinomiya which borderlines on ShipTease...
* CutenessProximity: She gets easily distracted when Megumi is near, having to be reminded by the other Legendary Alumni to get back to supervising.
** Played with when she sees Megumi across the stadium and starts thinking how cute she is. Her gaze is so powerful that even Megumi, from afar, is perplexed about it.
** Happens also when she notices Taki ''smiling'' [[spoiler:when tasting Soma's "Amusement Park Stew"]], and compliments with misty eyes how smooth her hands are.
* TheBusCameBack: Hinako, along with Fuyumi and Gin, are chosen to be judges for the Fall Classic 2nd round.
* CryCute: Shown crying during Koujirou's farewell/graduation, as he's leaving to France without telling her.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Megumi's following the Shokugeki against Koujirou. When training camp is over, she, Hitoshi and Donato offer Megumi to do internships in their respective restaurants.
* PluckyComicRelief: Her goofy personality keeps the match with Shinomiya from getting too tense, such as complimenting a bad pun Souma made or constantly having to be tied up again to keep from annoying Shinomiya while he's cooking.
* SempaiKohai: The kohai of Gin, Koujirou and Fuyumi during high school
* VitriolicBestBuds: She got this with Koujirou after graduating from Tootsuki, coupled with VolleyingInsults.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Subverted. She may look gentle, but she's actually quite a tease - she purposely dwindled when asked to judge between Soma's and Takumi's dishes before hastily announcing a draw when her group was ordered to return to the HQ, and she seem to enjoy making fun of Shinomiya.

!! Donato Gotouda
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Owner of the French auberge ''Tesoro'' and an alumnus of the 80th generation
!!!Tropes associated with Donato Gotouda:

* ButNotTooForeign: His name and appearance implies that he is part-European.
* TheCharmer: Immediately flirts with Megumi the moment he is introduced
* GratuitousItalian: In a flashback-bonus, Donato is seen greeting Fuyumi with a "Ciao!"
* PlatonicLifePartners: He was seen hanging out oftenly with Hinako to visit Fuyumi.

!! Fuyumi Mizuhara
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Owner of the Italian restaurant "Ristorante F" and an alumnus of the 79th generation. She's also the 2nd seat of the Council of Ten Masters in her generation, coming after Shinomiya.
!!!Tropes associated with Fuyumi Mizuhara:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Reason why she has Kojirou Shinomiya as her rival. Back when they were students, Kojirou was 1st Seat while she was 2nd Seat, and while Fuyumi got an A in Italian Cuisine (her speciality), Kojirou got an A+ in that subject, much to her frustration.
* BoyishShortHair: Definitely not as feminine or compassionate as Hinako. She's also the only female in the Fall Classic Judge panel to use pants and tie.
* TheBusCameBack: Fuyumi, along with Hinako and Gin, are chosen to be judges for the Fall Classic 2nd round.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even though she enjoyed the ''Chou Farci'' Shinomiya made for the unofficial Shokugeki, her comment about it is less than positive.
--> "If it could erase my memories regarding Shinomiya, it would've been perfect"
* TheRival: In highschool she was this with Shinomiya. She constantly challenged him to cooking contests.
* TheStoic: Constantly shows an indifferent expression. The only time she lapses out of this is when she tastes Koujirou's dish during the unofficial Shokugeki.
** NotSoStoic: A Bonus-Flashback reveals that the only person who could make her snap and get flustered was Shinomiya, as noted by Hinako and Donato.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's often deadpan, sarcastic and serious most of the time. Although she and Shinomiya are often headbutting with each other, she wished him well as they left the academy, and recognized she likes his serious face when cooking.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Hinako's girly girl
%%* TsurimeEyes
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Shinomiya. In highschool, he often got irritated by his arrogant smirks, but at the same time respected him as a chef.

!! Hitoshi Sekimori
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Owner of the sushi restaurant ''Ginza Hinora''.
!!!Tropes associated with Hitoshi Sekimori:

* EyesAlwaysShut
%%* OnlySaneMan: Next to the other Legendary Alumni
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't have a lot of lines compared to the other Alumnis introduced.

!! Taki Tsunosaki
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Former 88th Generation and Elite 10 member, owner of the Spanish restaurant "Taki Amarillo". She's invited to be guest judge for the Fall Classic 2nd round.
!!!Tropes associated with Taki Tsunosaki:

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first appearance, she showed her HotBlooded persona when talking about Mimasaka, her bully qualities (by playing with Sonoka's boobs) and how [[MouthyKid she didn't respect Hinako as her senpai]] (but she does respect Fuyumi, though).
* HotBlooded: When she recalled how Mimasaka [[PracticalTaunt stained Takumi's Mezzaluna with gum]], she started ranting about how she would beat him up until he learned not to mess up with her. Also she almost got into a fight with Kurokiba for yelling at her.
* {{Jerkass}}: She is constantly bullying Sonoka, disrespecting her senpais (mostly Hinako) and talking about beating up people she doesn't like. Also she started to berate Soma with only hearing his background as a cook from a Special-of-the-day shop.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: She's dark to Sonoka's light.
* PerpetualFrowner: Her introductory chapter shows her frowning most of the time while watching Soma and Subaru's showdown.
* TsurimeEyes: She has very sharp eyes, which denotes her aggressive attitude.
* WhenSheSmiles: It does happen once she [[spoiler:tries the first bite of Soma's "Meat Amusement Park", to the point she hallucinates being a schoolgirl at the fair with the other judges. She, begrudgingly, gives her vote to Soma, in spite of having predicted that he was going to be defeated]]. Hinako is quick to notice how cute she got, to Taki's embarrassment.

!! Sonoka Kikuchi
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Former 89th Generation and Elite 10 member, owner of the Western Style restaurant "Shunkatei". She's invited to be guest judge for the Fall Classic 2nd round.
!!!Tropes associated with Sonoka Kikuchi:

* ExtremeDoormat: For being a former 2nd Seat of the Council of Ten Masters, she's quite submissive. Taki bullies her by calling her "Tit Monster" and she got easily intimidated when [[spoiler:Ryou yelled at her to already give her vote and the audience started to criticize her for not making a choice quickly]], in both occasions being reduced to tears.
* {{Foil}}: To Taki. While Taki is severe looking and flat, she is more mild-mannered and more endowed.
* GagBoobs: Even Taki started playing with her chest.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: She's light to Taki's dark.
* NervousWreck: To decide the result of Akira and Ryou's match, [[spoiler:Sonoka crumbles under the pressure of deciding who had to win, to the point the viewers and ''Ryou himself'' were pushing her around. It was only because of [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Doujima's intervention]] that she didn't break in tears.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: She gets easily intimidated by Taki.


!Tootsuki Personnel

[[folder: Director and Teachers]]

!! Senzaemon Nakiri
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BanjoGinga

Headmaster of Tootsuki and Erina's grandfather.
!!!Tropes associated with Senzaemon Nakiri:

* BadassGrandpa: Via his sheer appearance and intimidating aura.
%%* BadassBeard
* FamilyBusiness: The Nakiris come from a long tradition of High-class chefs, with Senzaemon Nakiri as the Principal of the School, Erina being a Top Consultant thanks to her "God's Tongue" and Alice having patents and degrees in Molecular Gastronomy [[spoiler:just like her mother]].
* {{Fundoshi}}: Wears one of these. Cooks with limitless potential can make him subconciously untie it rather than remove his shirt, [[spoiler: as Tadokoro did.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Everything he does.'' The man could rival [[{{Naruto}} Gai]] in dramatics.
* RatedMForManly: He is pretty muscular and has a very intimidating presence. Also everytime he tastes a good dish, he would strip and reveal his muscles as an approval sign.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Senzaemon accepts Soma's application and Erina's requirements for entry into Tootsuki despite her objections because the boy can cook.
** This is only reinforced further in later chapters, where he is shown to be a fairly nice fellow, giving his granddaughter (Alice) a happy smile when she waves at him during the Fall Classic and providing accurate commentary and assessment for the food he tastes without being overly critical of any of the losers of the rounds he judges. It's especially notable that there ''doesn't'' seem to be anything that he does to warrant the downright demonic reputation he has. He certainly doesn't share his granddaughter's (Erina) obsession with class and refinement, which makes one wonder where ''she'' got it from.
* RedBaron: "Gastric Godfather".
* ShirtlessScene: He has the tendency to strip his upperbody when he eats a good dish.

!! Roland Chapelle
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A stern French chef and lecturer at Tootsuki and head of its French Cuisine Division.
!!!Tropes associated with Roland Chapelle:

* FrenchJerk: Nicknamed "[[RedBaron The Chef Who Doesn't Smile]]" because his standards are ridiculously high. To emphasize, he states any dish that doesn't reach a grade of "A" is an automatic "E".
* PerpetualFrowner
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even though he's incredibly strict, he does recognize talent. For example, he noticed Ikumi's growth as a meat chef during the Fall Classic.
* SternTeacher: Has very high standards and very few students can get a smile out of him.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: In a rare occasion, Soma and Megumi's beef bourguignon made him smile in front of the class.

!! Jun Shiomi
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Former alumnus of Tootsuki's 74th generation who became a professor at the school, teaching second-year high school classes, Jun is a former roommate at the Polaris Dormitory with Jouichirou and Gin.
!!!Tropes associated with Jun Shiomi:

* ApologizesALot: Seeing Megumi and Jun interact, Souma’s eyes glaze over as he realizes they’re stuck in an infinite loop of apologies.
* BerserkButton: Never mention Jouichirou's name in front of her
** DisproportionateRetribution: No sooner that Soma mentions he's Jouichirou's son, she punches him without warning. If that isn't enough, Jun flat out refuses to help him in his spice studies simply because he is Jouichirou's son.
* CuteClumsyGirl: While she didn't admimt it, at 16 years old, she was known as "The Consummate Klutz" because of the many mistakes she made during the "Stagiarie Week".
* FirstNameBasis: Akira uses her first name, much to her chagrin.
* {{Foil}}: To Akira - both know their spices, but Jun puts it into theory, while Akira takes a hands-on, practical approach. Unlike the mature, reliable, street smart, cool and down-to-earth Akira, Jun is naive, ditzy, easily angered and dependent.
* FunSize: Even when Akira was a boy, he was OneHeadTaller than her.
* GeniusDitz: Jun discovered many formulas and scientific research on spices, but forgets everything else outside of her studies. This is why she relies on Akira to assist her.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MsExposition: She delivers scientific explanation about how spices work in base of chemestry, and also gives the guys explanation about the other school tradition of the "Stagiarie Week".
* NoodleIncident: Jouichirou used her for his cooking experiments when they were students; whatever he did was something traumatic enough that it makes her hate him and anything to do with him in the present.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite being roughly the same age as Gin and Jouichirou, she still looks like a middle schooler. When Akira was a child, he thought she was a wandering minor alone in a dangerous market. Naturally, he's surprised when Jun tells him she's 26 years-old. [[HandWave Jun attributes her young appearance to all the spices she eats]], claiming they have medical benefits. [[LampshadeHanging Souma thinks it’s a terrible excuse.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Jun took Akira under her wing and served as both his mentor and mother figure.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Akira
* SenseiChan: [[OlderThanTheyLook 34 years old and looks like a middleschooler]], unmarried, her best student has a FirstNameBasis with her and she's very HotBlooded and impulsive.
* TechnoBabble: Jun gets into this mode when explaining theories about spices. Akira is tasked with translating it into practical use.
%%* TomboyishPonytail
* TheUnapologetic: She doesn't apologize to Soma for decking him when he mentions his father; hell, she refuses to aid him because he's his father's son. Subverted when Akira tells her to apologize, reminding her of her duties and manners as a teacher, but also because she accidentally hits Soma later in the stomach with the door knob.


[[folder: Other Tootsuki Personnel]]

!! Fumio Daimidou
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Housekeeper of the Polaris Dormitory.
!!!Tropes associated with Fumio Daimidou:

* CoolOldLady: Supports the residents and lets them have parties at night
* GloryDays: Fumio constantly talks of a generation of Polaris residents who were all part of the Council of Ten Masters.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If the flashbacks (or "food induced regression") are any indication, she was quite beautiful in her youth.
* KindlyHousekeeper: Played with; Fumio allows anyone to stay, provided they make her a good dish. Supposedly, it took three months for Megumi to please her.
* ParentalSubstitute: She's the only adult in the dorm
* RedBaron: "Polaris Maria" and "Polaris Grandma"
* TeamMom: Has a good relationship with the residents and roots for them to pass their challenges. She even keeps in touch with previous students like Gin and Jouichirou.

!! Gin Doujima
General Head Chef of the Tootsuki Resort and a member of the board of directors. See ''Legendary Tootsuki Academy Alumni''

!! Hisanao Kageura
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The president of the Shokugeki Administration Bureau.
!!!Tropes associated with Hisanao Kageura:
* OpaqueLenses: His eyes haven't been shown yet.
* SharpDressedMan: He wears a suit with a card motif pattern. People are impressed by that pattern.
* StoicGlasses: He has always a serious expression and his OpaqueLenses reflects the part.

!!Leonora Nakiri
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Leonora Nakiri is Alice Nakiri's mother, the head of Tootsuki's Research Division ''Nakiri International'' and a guest judge for the final round of the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election.
!!!Tropes associated with Leonora Nakiri:

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: She mentions on the open that, right after Alice lost her match against Soma, she called her mother to cry and whine ''for straight nine hours over long-distance call''. Alice is notably annoyed by this.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Leonora is warm and friendly, but she holds an intimidating presence when telling Soma that his dish better be delicious, lest she becomes angry.
* DitzyGenius: Although she speaks in very basic and broken Japanese that sounds cute to many and Alice notes that her perception of Japan is romanticized[[note]]Leonora comments that Tootsuki's tradition of the Full Moon in the Finale is "very Japanese"[[/note]], she is the current Research Division Head of Tootsuki International in Denmark and part of the Nakiri Family.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: She openly comments how hot Soma, Ryou and Akira look while cooking, to which Alice jokingly calls her a "[[MrsRobinson cougar]]".
* ForeignFanservice: Aside for being stunningly beautiful with white air and skin, her other main charm is her broken Japanese, which many in the audience find cute.
* FunnyForeigner: After doing an elegant entrance, leaving breathless everyone by how beautiful she is, [[MoodWhiplash she suddenly starts talking with broken Japanese and a goofy face]]. Some of her other hilarious scenes involve the language barriers she encounters, like thinking Erina called her "grandma"[[note]]Erina calls her ''obasan'' (i.e. "aunty"), which she mishears as "obaasan" (i.e. "grandma")[[/note]] or how eating gloriously delicious dishes makes her speak fluently about it.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She arrives wearing a purple dress.
* IntimidationDemonstration: When talking to [[spoiler: Soma, as she's interested in the person who defeated her daughter in the preliminarily round of Fall Classic. Even her weak Japanese suddenly got better.]]
* MsFanservice: The first comment from almost ''everyone in the audience'' when she enters the arena.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning: Just like Alice.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Phoentically, the "o" in her name is written as "''ō''", which equates to "''ou''".
* StacysMom: Being Alice's mother doesn't stop the other Tootsuki students from drooling over her beauty.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She is basically a grown-up Alice.

!Other Characters
[[folder: Sumire District]]
!!!The Town in General
* ComfortFood: The store owners when Soma re-opens ''Yukihira'' during his time off. They're sad because of the decrease in business; Soma lampshades and asks them why they're buying dinner when they should be having money troubles. [[HandWave Store owner Yuuya Tomita asks for seconds]].
* NervousWreck: Yuuya
* PowerOfFriendship: How the district store owners manage to revive business and defeat ''Mozuya''
* SaveOurTeam: When economy in the neighborhood starts decreasing, Soma lends a hand to revitalize it

!! Jouichirou Yukihira[=/=]Jouichirou Saiba
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikiyaKoyama

Soma's father, head chef and proprietor of ''Yukihira'', Jouichirou travels overseas to cook and leaves his son to study and refine his culinary skills at Tootsuki. A former student from the 70th generation at the elite high school, Jouichirou was the second Seat in the Council of Ten Masters, yet he states he never graduated from the program. Despite not being an alumnus, his reputation aboard and among certain circles has established him as a world-class legendary chef.
!!!Tropes associated with Jouichirou Yukihira:

* AlmightyJanitor: He's spent much of the the series either wandering or running the small "special of the day" shop. Nevertheless, Jouichirou's an extremely talented world-class chef and former member of Tootsuki's Council of Ten Masters.
** This indirectly serves as a benefit to Soma, teaching him to cook for all customers, resulting in his son treating every person equally regardless of status.
* AnimalMotifs: He’s occasionally compared to a stray cat. Moody, whimsical, wild and a bit of a tsundere.
* '''{{Badass}}''': Easily one of the best chefs in the series, if not the best.
%%* {{Bishounen}}: When he was enrolled at Tootsuki
* TheBusCameBack: He briefly visited the Polaris dormitory some time before the Fall Classic tournament, though he stayed for just a few chapters.
* ChickMagnet: Seeing Jouichirou’s sex appeal, the dorm girls begin swooning a little, but since he’s too old for him they begin eying Souma with anticipation.
* {{Irony}}: Erina judges all chefs by the standards of Jouichirou Saiba, the Asura of the cooking world, and despises Soma for being okay with and learning from his mistakes. Soma is a GenerationXerox of his father in terms of cooking style, right down to learning from his mistakes.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Jouichirou makes it obviously clear to the Polaris residents where Soma gets his personality quirks from, including how both of them are {{Cordon Bleugh Chef}}s/{{Lethal Chef}}s. Later emphasized when Jouichirou tells his son the room he is using in the dormitory is the same one he used when he was at Tootsuki.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: He took the name of his wife, which explains why most people do not recognize Soma as his son.
* NoBadassToHisValet: In-Universe, Jouichirou is easily one of the best chefs in the series with incredibly desirable food. He even holds the admiration of [[spoiler: Erina]]. To Soma and Polaris Dormitory, his quirks and habits are more acknowledged.
* ThePowerOfLove: Invoked at the end of the first chapter, telling Soma "...the secret to becoming a good chef is meeting a woman that will make you want to give all the food you make her." Unfortunately, his son hangs up the phone call before hearing his advice.
* RatedMForManly: Due to his appearance, physique and incredibly masculine aura.
* RedBaron: "Asura of Cookery"[[note]]Asura has various roles in Asian religions. With the exception of a few, Asura is generally depicted as a god who thirsts for strife and violence.[[/note]] and "Wandering Chef"
* SupremeChef: Jouichirou holds a distinction where doctors, politicians and a priest want a taste of his dishes. He was also the 2nd Seat of the Council of Ten Masters in his generation. [[spoiler:And Erina loves his dishes.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: According to Fumio, Jouichirou has taken this approach in the present with his dishes compared to his days in the past.
* TricksterMentor: For Soma, who gives him a meager allowance once in a while (despite traveling and working around the world).
* WalkingTheEarth: He's constantly traveling around the world, hence his nickname the "Wandering Chef".

!! Mayumi Kurase
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiKakuma

Soma's childhood friend and regular client of the ''Yukihira'', Mayumi appears in the pilot chapter, but lacks presence in the story.
!!!Tropes associated with Mayumi Kurase:

* AdvertisedExtra: Judging by her appearance on the Magazine/ShonenJump front cover with Soma and Erina, one would think she was meant to be a heroine.. However, Mayumi does not reappear until Soma returns to the ''Yukihira'', and disappears from the story again when Soma returns to Tootsuki. SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute is in play when Megumi is essentially a replacement of her.
* ButtMonkey: Frequently a victim of Soma's experiments before he left for Tootsuki.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Her classmate Aki tries to encourage her to confess to Soma before he departs for Tootsuki. Even when Soma returns briefly, she still keeps quiet about her crush on him.
* CantCatchUp: The way she feels when Soma starts attending a super-chef academy, especially reinforced when Ikumi is brought on-board to help him with the district store owners, who is physically stunning and skilled in culinary. Mayumi, however, wants to help Soma in any way possible.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: She admits to herself that Soma's squid experiments taste a bit good. Since the reaction to his experiments are akin to being groped by tentacles, she states [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization she likes it happening to her]], which implies she may be a CovertPervert.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Soma
* {{Foil}}: While both are the same age and share a crush for Soma, Mayumi is shy, small and petite compared to TheLadette Ikumi.
* NiceGirl
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: How she feels when Soma returns to town and meets Ikumi, both coming from a "super-school of chefs".
* TheReliableOne: Soma tells her he always noticed how Mayumi takes care of everything back in elementary school, which is why he trusts her with helping the ''Sumire'' shop and their karaage business before he returns to Tootsuki.
* ShrinkingViolet
* TaremeEyes
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With her classmate Aki, another regular costumer of ''Yukihira''.

[[folder: Minor Characters]]

!! DEF Kitchen Children
The DEF Kitchen has classes to teach young children from grades Kindergarten to the 2nd grade how to cook. There is also a class for housewives and middle aged women. The vegetables used in the classroom are supplied by Satoshi Isshiki who sells the vegetables grown in the Polar Star Dormitory plantation. Satoshi helps the school, usually teaching the housewives class due to his popularity with them. Another woman teaches the children's class. Soma and Megumi act as substitute teachers for the children for a day and managed to get the kids interested in cooking by different methods.

!!!Tropes associated with the children:

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Many of the kids tended to play with their toys or the instruments instead of doing the classes. Soma and Megumi managed to get their attention by carving the vegetables into cartoon figures. In the case of Shouta, the teacher gets impressed when Soma actually managed to make him focus on cutting vegetables himself.
* BrattyHalfPint: As noted quickly, Kanon is also the eldest kid in the class (12 years old). She took the longest to open to Soma.
* CheerfulChild: The class is full of them. Kanon has trouble admitting it, thought.
* ChekhovsGift: Although it isn't mentioned until Chapter 63, Soma tells Ryoko that the kids gave him a lot of candy, including [[ educational candy]], which [[spoiler:gives Soma an inspiration for his bento in the quarterfinals.]]
* FragileFlower: According to the teacher, Ai-chan is very prone to crying, until Megumi gives her more confidence to handle the knife.
* GirlishPigtails: Kanon, who also wears ProperTightsWithASkirt.
* MouthyKid: Kanon is more prominent, as she interrupted Megumi's intents to encourage her.
* Tsundere: Kanon is very cold and aloof until Soma manages to catch her interest in cooking.

!! Yaeko Minegasaki
Yaeko Minegasaki is a ruthless business woman. Her main goal is to develop as much developments as possible despite the fact that it may put others out of business and their own homes. Her latest target was Restaurant Yukihira until Soma's dish put an end to her endeavors.
!!!Tropes associated with Yaeko Minegasaki:

* AlphaBitch: She doesn't stop until she gets what she wants, has two mooks around her and doesn't hesitate to play dirty.
* InsultBackfire: Intending to offend Soma, she calls ''Yukihira's'' a "failure". Right after, Soma taunts her by telling that the addictive dish she liked so much originated by a "failure".
* MsFanservice: Aside from being very well endowed, she also becomes the first one to be subjected to a "foodgasm scene".
* StarterVillain: She and her team are the first task Soma faces to protect his restaurant.

!! Yoshiaki Nikaido
Yoshiaki Nikaidō is one of the students who attempted to enter Tōtsuki Culinary Academy alongside Sōma Yukihira. His family owns a French restaurant.
!!!Tropes associated with Yoshiaki Nikaido:

* {{Jerkass}}: Only hearing Soma's restaurant is an Special-Of-The-Day, he kicked him off the bench and insulted him.
* SpoiledBrat: Like many of the rich kids that intend to study at Tootsuki, Nikaido snubs Soma as soon as he learns his origins and starts crying to his parents over the phone once Erina was revealed as his examiner.
* UpperClassTwit: His first scene shows him drinking a cup of tea on a bench while waiting for his entrance examination. When meeting Soma, he immediately assumes Soma's restaurant must be a High-Class one like his, only to reject him immediately once he is told it's just a middle-class business.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Not only he is a OneShotCharacter, but he also fled from the entrance exam before showing some skills.

[[folder: Fall Classic Judges (Preliminary Round)]]
A selection of ten special guests divided into two blocks, they are the judges for the Fall Classic preliminaries. The most featured of the judging panel are the twin sisters Natsume and Orie Sendawara, former poster-children and current head-owners of the Haubii Foodstuff. They are accompanied by Osaji Kita, sponsor of the "Kita Gastronomy Club", Shingo Andou, essayist of fine cuisine and influential food critic, Makito Miyatozaka, executive producer of the food-based television Show "Is That A Kitchen?", gourmet Shigenoshin Kouda and [[SatelliteCharacter four other judges]] .
!!!Tropes associated with the preliminary Fall Classic Judges:

* BrokenBase: In-universe, during the preliminaries, the judges are heavily divided over which curry dish is better: [[spoiler:Soma's or Akira Hayama's]]. While the latter "wins" by one point more than the former, the former has three judges awarding him higher individual scores.
* CausticCritic: Although the Classic participants are afraid of the Sendawara sisters as judges, the other judges are equally, if not, more stern than the twins.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Little by little, the judges start literally melting away because of how delicious the dishes are becoming from the top competitors.
** When the audience begins dishing out Megumi as a "dunce, uninteresting participant", Orie notices Megumi carving a hanging monkfish and tries to get to the arena at any cost for a closer look, a sign she is getting impressed with the competition.
** After a while of not giving high points, Natsume starts getting ''consecutive foodgasms'' from the skilled participants.
** When commenting about Yuuki's "Wild Game" curry, Osaji Kita invites Yuuki to visit his Gourmet Club anyday, while [[TheStoic Shingo Andou]] lightly blushes, attributing the tasty dish to Yuuki's [[GenkiGirl perky personality]].
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: The Sendawara twins are supposed to be identical (as can be seen in their childhood picture), but they have different hairstyles and wears very different clothing, so their appearance are distinct from each other.
* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking Him Home With Me]]: Orie offers Satoshi to ditch Tootsuki to work for her, with a salary bonus as an added incentive; he declines. Likewise, Natsume offers Akira a spot in her company, but his refusal makes her want him even more.
* LiteralMetaphor: Invoked by three of the judges' reaction after tasting [[spoiler:Soma's]] dish, which causes such an impact on them that they can feel it like punches.
* MsFanservice: The Sendawara twins, a pair of beautiful {{Ojou}}s who arrive in revealing dresses and is treated as celebrities by the student body.
* {{Nosebleed}}: One of the judges has this when watching Miyoko cook
* PickyEater
** The panel; while the twins are seen as the only difficult ones, competitors discover the other judges can be as critical as the sisters.
** Osaji Kita, after complimenting one competitor for his work, awards a very low score, reminding the student he cannot serve something meager when each judge expects a world-class gourmet. To that end, Natsume refuses to give a single point or take more than a bite unless it's visually spectacular.
** Even when the most talented first-years serve their dishes, the judges can still identity flaws and award a less-than-perfect score, which is scary as even a single point is the difference between making it to the next round of the Fall Classic or not.
* {{Ojou}}: The twins, Orie and Natsume Sendawara, are the [=CEOs=] of a famous curry brand and definitely very rich and important. They seem to view the competitors as pets they can purchase at whim, and have a very high standard for the curry dishes.
* OutOfFocus: The four unnamed judges. {{Lampshaded}} by Makito towards one of them, "Shut up, minor character!"
* PickyEater: Aside from Natsume (who didn't give a single point until Ryou's dish) and Orie, Osaji compliments the first competitor for his techniques, before awarding a meager total of 33 points, arguing while the dish is good, it ''comes from a mere student''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Orie is selfish and spoiled, but she takes her duties as a judge seriously. When Osaji Kita wants to reject Nao’s dish without even trying it based on the smell, she gives it a fair chance even if she’s completely disgusted.
* SpoiledBrat[=/=]RichBitch: The twins; justified since they're the sponsors for the Fall Classic. This comes to a head when Orie starts asking for the profiles of all the best students in the competition akin to picking pets from the store.
* StunnedSilence: The reaction the judges of the B Group get from Alice's dish. Even renowned Food Critic and essayist Shingo Andou is left speechless, with no words to describe the experience.
* TheQuietOne: Shingo Andou, whom Osaji describes as "like a dead tree" and speaks mostly in whispers.


[[folder: SHINO's Staff]]

!! Abel
SHINO's Sous Chef and recently appointed as the Head Chef of the Tokyo Branch.

!!!Tropes associated with Abel:
* EarlyBirdCameo: He briefly appeared in Shinomiya's flashback during the Training Camp, almost 80 chapters before he makes an actual appearance during Soma's second intern challenge.
* {{Fanboy}}: Admires his boss Shinomiya very much, and is more than happy to be able to run errands for him, despite Shinomiya being a very SternTeacher and is rarely nice to him. This is reason why he gets jealous when he sees Soma getting along so casually with Shinomiya.
* NumberTwo: He was recently appointed as Head Chef of SHINO's Tokyo whenever Shinomiya would take charge in France.
* PetTheDog: He is at the receiving end by Shinomiya, when his boss, after months of hard work, finally invites him to get drinks after work. Although, according to the the light novels, Shinomiya invited '''all''' of his staff for drinks, not just Abel.
* UndyingLoyalty: He tries really hard to be in Shinomiya's good graces and works hard for the business.

!! Lucy Amehate
SHINO's Tokyo Head Boucher Chef.
!!!Tropes associated with Lucy:
* GenkiGirl: She is very quick to be cheerful towards Soma.
* PrayerPose: Before their Trial Run, Lucy is seen praying God to watch over her during the shift.
* {{Tomboy}}: Has short hair and in her casual clothes is mostly in sneakers and shorts.
* YouthfulFreckles: Has a spunky and upbeat personality.

!! Koutada
SHINO's Tokyo Head Hostess. She is in charge of the attention and taking the orders.
!!!Tropes associated with Koutada:
* TheFace: Her job is to attend the customers and take their orders.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is Girly Girl next to Lucy's Tomboy.