The newest and only transfer student into the high school level of Tōtsuki Culinary Academy. Hailing from the Sumiredōri Shopping District, Sōma is an unorthodox chef, specializing in the original cooking style, Yukihira Style, which was invented by his father, Jōichirō Yukihira. Due to his infamous ambitious speech during the 92nd High School Opening Ceremony, many of his classmates have sought him out to prove that they are the one who will stand at the top of Tōtsuki.
The 10th Seat of the Elite Ten Council, granddaughter of the director of Tōtsuki, Senzaemon Nakiri, and wielder of the best palette of the world, "God's Tongue". Erina is widely considered the top prospect of the 92nd Generation. Despite her young age, Erina is an infamous figure in the culinary world as any dish she deems unacceptable will spell the end for a chef's career.
A meek and polite Tōhoku native. Megumi was considered a weak student due to her lack of confidence and performance anxiety, resulting in low grades. She was initially considered the student most likely to fail out of Tōtsuki. Thanks to Sōma's help and encouragement, Megumi's skill has drastically improved and has become the underdog of the class. She has no particular style or forte, but her cooking evokes the feelings of her hometown and is filled with hospitality towards the eater.
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. He is one of the smartest students of this generation, but his performance is hindered by his poor stamina. Despite being only a first year Tōtsuki student, he is the ace of the Miyazato Seminar. His cooking is founded upon extensive knowledge of thousands of cooking literature and novels.
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. She has a spunky, typical teenage charm and tries her best to keep the entire 92nd Generation Polar Star residents in the school. Yūki specializes in wild game such as deer and chicken.
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. Unlike his quirkier fellow Polar Star residents, Shun is a silent and mysterious student who tends to keep things to himself and speaks rather bluntly. Shun specializes in smoke cooking.
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. Ryōko is the daughter of the owners of the Sakaki Kōji General Goods Store and specializes in Kōji, a specific type of Japanese fermented rice used as a basis for many of the Japanese cuisine dishes. She has a big sister type personality, attracting the affections of her male classmates and causing her female classmates to treat her like a big sister.
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. A hot blooded student, Daigo is always seen together with Shōji. He may look rough around the edges, but he is fiercely loyal to his fellow Polar Star residents, defending them at the insults of other students and supporting them from the sidelines at major competitions
A resident of the Polar Star Dormitory. A hot blooded student, Shōji is always seen together with Daigo. He may look rough around the edges, but he is fiercely loyal to his fellow Polar Star residents, defending them at the insults of other students and supporting them from the sidelines at major competitions.
The scion for the Mito company, Ikumi is a master of meat, mostly beef. Formerly an enforcer for Erina, she lost all ties from her when she lost a Shokugeki against Sōma. As a result of the Shokugeki, Ikumi became a member of the Don RS and became an invaluable ally to Sōma.
The self-proclaimed rival of Sōma. Takumi hails from Florence, Italy and worked for his uncle's restaurant Trattoria Aldini until he recommended that they test their skills at Tōtsuki. Takumi is an Italian cuisine expert and sees Sōma as his greatest rival in the Academy.
Takumi's twin brother and his sous chef. Like his brother, Isami hails from Florence, Italy, where he worked for his uncle's restaurant until he was sent to Tōtsuki with his brother. Isami assists Takumi in his endeavors but usually laughs at his brother whenever Takumi messes up.
Erina's Danish cousin who specializes in molecular gastronomy. Cunning and wise-cracking, Alice is Erina's rival and shows interest in Sōma's interesting personality and cooking style while attempting to humble Sōma and dethrone her cousin as the top prospect.
Alice's assistant who is normally lazy and passive. However, once he wears his signature headband, he becomes a much more aggressive and intense person. Former head chef of a local Danish pub, Ryō was "rescued" off the streets of Northern Europe after his first encounter with Alice. Since then, Ryō accompanies Alice wherever she goes as her assistant. His cooking forte is seafood, with all kinds of fishes and crustaceans, primarily lobsters, as his main ingredient.
Hailing from a renowned Chinese restaurant in Yokohama, Japan, Miyoko believes that women also can achieve greatness as men. She specializes in Chinese cuisine and is incredibly physically strong. She shows special interest in Megumi after hearing rumors about her Shokugeki during the Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training.
Erina's stalker who fantasizes being in a masochistic relationship with her. Hisako is her biggest rival and her biggest obstacle between Erina and herself. She specializes in boiling dishes which resembles witchcraft when she cooks. Though her dishes tend to have putrid smell, they are surprisingly delicious. After her defeat in the 43rd Autumn Election preliminaries, she developed affections for Hisako as well.
A curry and spice expert whose nose can detect minute changes in his cooking solely off of aroma alone. Working as an assistant for the Spice Expert on campus, Jun Shiomi, Hayama was considered the person to beat in the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election and won it in the end.
A skilled stalker with the ability to mimic anyone's cooking style or forte. Subaru has the ability to emulate anyone and take their dishes a step further, improving them to a higher degree. Up until the Autumn Election, Subaru held an impressive 100 Shokugeki win streak until he was eventually defeated by Sōma. Like Ikumi, Subaru has since become an ally of Sōma.