Teenager Soma Yukihira aspires to become a full-time chef in his father, Joichiro’s family restaurant “Restaurant Yukihira” and surpass his father’s culinary skills, but Joichiro gets a new job that requires him to travel around the world and close his shop. Joichiro has to enroll Soma in Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, an elite culinary school where students engage in food competitions called shokugeki. He secures himself a spot at the school, despite the objections of Erina Nakiri, the talented granddaughter of the school’s dean. Soma is assigned to Polaris Dormitory where he meets other aspiring chefs, including Megumi Tadokoro. The story follows his adventures as he interacts with his peers and challenges Totsuki’s students as well as others in shokugeki competitions.