Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory 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 enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! Under new dean Azami Nakiri, the Totsuki Institute undergoes a revolution. Erina-now under lock and key by her father's hand-is freed by her cousin Alice in a daring midnight escape! Running through the campus in the dark of night, the two fugitives finally reach safety...at the Polaris Dorm?! With the hand of darkness close behind, can Soma and the gang keep Erina safe?