The Moon Festival is Tootsuki Academy's annual gourmet gala, where students compete against each other to earn the most profit through selling their cuisine of choice. But for Souma Yukihira, it is also his first opportunity to challenge the Elite Ten, the supreme council that rules over the academy.
However, this is only the beginning of Souma's war against the Elite Ten; a nefarious plot is underway that will provide Souma with the challenge he desires but will also shake the very foundations of Tootsuki Academy itself.
Following a meeting with the Elite Ten, Soma is focused on challenging one of them to a Shokugeki. As the Moon Festival is approaching, he chooses to directly compete with one of the members by opening a food stall for the festival.
Soma chances upon Erina, Alice, and Hisako and decides to make them taste test his Mapo Doufu, which he plans to complete with Kuga with. Megumi decides she will help Soma in his booth for the Moon Banquet Festival.
The Moon Festival finally begins! The dish that Soma decides to make for his stand are black pepper buns that are made in a stone oven. However, the crowd keeps going over to the more luxurious Chinese cuisine RS's stand instead. Soma ends up in the red on the first day. Since students who end up with losses during this school festival will be expelled, Soma is already in trouble. Will he be able to turn things around?!
Soma continues his assault against Kuga's restaurant. As the last day comes, Soma has pulled together everything he's experimented on during the festival. Just as things start to get busy, he gets some help.
The final day of the Moon Festival is here. Soma and Kuga's battle finally draws to a close--who will emerge the victor? After closing up shop in the Central Area, Soma and Megumi accept Rindo's invitation to go to Tsukasa Eishi's booth in the Yamanote Area! What kind of food will be served by the first seat?
The news of Azami's new posting spreads like wildfire around the school, much to the shock of the students and the public. Sanzaemon meets with Soma, and the former director reflects on Erina's childhood as a happy little girl and how she was brainwashed, and isolated by Azami. He begs Soma to save Erina.
With Alice and Hisako's help, Erina escaped from her family home and came to Polar Star Dormitory. Meanwhile, Azami establishes Central, whose members will solely consist of students he personally finds worthy. In addition, he announces the dissolution of research groups, research societies, and clubs! Polar Star Dormitory is also on the list...
Soma and Eizan begin the shokugeki that will determine the fate of Polar Star Dormitory. Hereto known more as a skilled consultant, Eizan's strengths as a chef will finally become known. The shokugeki's topic is Satsuma chicken from Kagoshima prefecture. However, the match is rigged due to Eizan having bought out all the judges. Does Soma have a fighting chance?
Though Polar Star Dormitory has won a narrow victory, the Azami administration is continuing its revolution. Isshiki (7th Seat), Megishima (3rd Seat), Kuga (8th Seat) are removed from the Elite Ten. Furthermore, the administration begins its "survivor hunt" to crush remaining organizations who seek to overturn the administration's decision to shut them all down...
As Ryo prepares his dish, it is revealed that Rentaro is an expert in low temperature cooking and makes use of a combi steamer and cryomill to create a salmon confit flamme with a side of salmon ice cream. Ryo responds by baking a coulibiac.
Alice berates Azami publicly, and tells Erina to stand up for herself. The next day, Soma volunteers to be Tsukasa Eishi's sous chef during class, impressing Tsukasa with his advanced skills. Tsukasa then challenges Soma to an informal Shokugeki, if he loses, he has to join Central as his right-hand man.
Soma and Tsukasa finish their dishes, with Soma making a charcoal grilled venison thigh with sweet chestnut sauce, while Tsukasa makes roast venison back strap with peppercorn and berry sauce. Erina, Hisako, and Megumi acts as judges. Afterwards, Azami comes to the Polar Star Dormitory.
The 1st years at Totsuki are facing the biggest event of the 2nd semester, The Advancement Exam! This year, however, their is an added twist as those who won't obey Azami's regime will face elimination.
The advancement exam traditionally takes place in Hokkaido every year, so Erina holds a special lesson on Hokkaido ingredients to the Polar Star members.
The Rebels get past the first exam. The next exam uses noodles, but Central does their best to prevent the Rebels from getting any noodles to begin with.
In the third exam, students are to battle Totsuki elite ten members! Soma is up against the newest member, Akira Hayama, who joined the council recently. Their exam will begin in 3 days’ time with a main ingredient of bear meat, which Soma has no experience with!
Some questions Hayama's motivations for joining Central. After speaking with Dojima, Soma confronts Hayama. The day of the match finally arrives!
Soma and Hayama begin their revenge match. After the initial taste test, Hayama’s dish surpasses Soma’s dish! However, Soma’s dish is not complete yet.
Hisako, Alice and Kurokiba all failed the third exam and were expelled! In desperation, Erina directly negotiate with Azami but her pleas are not taken seriously. Soma also challenges Azami for the seat at the elite ten. Like Erina, his challenge was also brushed away but the situation changes entirely when a certain person appears at the scene!
In order to prepare themselves for the upcoming Régiment du Cuisine, Soma and the others divide into 2 teams for practice battle. While they are not allowed to speak under the rule, the team leader Dojima prepares a dish but to everyone’s confusion, he improvises from the recipe. As Takumi tries to understand Dojima’s intention, he recalls back to the events at Stagiaire Challenge…
23 years ago, Polar Star dormitory lead by Saiba Joichiro and Dojima Gin was known as the strongest of all Totsuki Academy. Joichiro’s creative dishes have won many competitions and recognized by many, however, he had unsettling feeling inside him…!
The day of the Regiment de Cuisine is here! Soma has selected 8 best members to defeat the central! After Azami and Erina’s discussion, it was decided that Soma, Isshiki and Megishima will fight in the 1st BOUT. Soma is up against Kinokuni Nene, the 6th seat in Central and also an expert in “Soba” noodles! What will the Shokugeki theme be!?
Excitement rises as the judges arrive at the venue of the Regiment de Cuisine. Isshiki is up against the 8th seat and Italian cuisine specialist Shiratsu Julio! His rivalry for carefully Isshiki is apparent but what’s the reason behind it? Julio’s dish is ready first! What will the judges reaction be!?
3rd and final battle between Soma and Nene is heating up, as they are putting everything they've got in the dish! As the theme of shokugeki being Soba, Nene is in her element and finishes first. Her dish is highly praised by the judges so what will Soma cook up to turn the situation around!?