Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savoury end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enrol Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 per cent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! The preliminary round of the Fall Classic begins! All of the contestants do their utmost to showcase their skills to the acclaimed judges, with the favoured students presenting the most exquisite of curry dishes! Only the top eight finalists will qualify to enter the main event. Who will make the cut?!