Fuyumi Mizuhara (水原 冬美 Mizuhara Fuyumi) is a 79th Generation Tōtsuki Academy Alumnus and a previous 2nd seat of the Elite Ten Council. She is the owner and head chef of the Italian restaurant, Ristorante F.
Fuyumi has a short bluish gray hair stopping just below her ears. Her eyes are sharp, but slack compared to most other female characters. She wears a typical Italian chef's uniform and a neckerchief.
During her days in Tōtsuki, her hair was slightly longer, reaching just bellow her chin. She also wore a standard Tōtsuki uniform during her academy days.
Fuyumi is a woman of few words who gives off a rather lazy, uninterested aura. She rarely speaks, and whenever she does, she is generally taciturn. She is close to her fellow 79th Generation Alumnus, Kojirō Shinomiya, though she mocks him whenever she can. After the camp, she shows interest in Sōma, hoping to recruit him into her restaurant. It is also hinted that she had a crush on Kojirō, but it is unspecified if she still holds those feelings.
Little is known abut Fuyumi's days in Tōtsuki Culinary Academy, however she was among the few of the 79th Tōtsuki Generation to graduate and by the end of her school life, Fuyumi held the second seat of the Elite Ten Council. She is well acquainted with her fellow 79th Generation classmate, Kojirō Shinomiya who had held the first seat in the Elite Ten, and the 80th Tōtsuki Generation students Hinako Inui and Donato Gotōda. Fuyumi developed a rivalry with Kojirō when he got a higher grade than her in an Italian Cuisine assignment and would sometimes have unofficial cooking duels.
At their graduation, Hinako worried that Shinomiya's abrasive personality would cause him to be an outcast in France, and Fuyumi agreed. But seeing Shinomiya's determination, Fuyumi wished him well as they left the academy. Fuyumi went on to establish her own Italian restaurant, Ristorante F.
Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp Edit
Main article: Training Camp Arc
Fuyumi was recruited as an instructor for the 92nd Tōtsuki Generation's Tōtsuki Friendship and Rapport Training Camp at the Tōtsuki Resort. As Roland Chapelle introduced the alumni, Fuyumi entered the room with her fellow alumni. After the opening ceremony, Fuyumi headed to her station for the camp.
Main article: Yukihira-Tadokoro Vs. Shinomiya ''Shokugeki''
Gin asked Fuyumi to act as a judge for an unofficial Shokugeki. Donato worried what would happen if Chapelle caught wind of the unofficial Shokugeki, but Fuyumi said that she would flee and blame the situation on Shinomiya. Without further delay, Dōjima began the Shokugeki. As Megumi tensed up from the pressure, she watched in surprise as Sōma clapped on Megumi's hands to rid her of her fears. As Sōma assisted Megumi through the challenge, Fuyumi showed particular interest in him.
Once the cooking time expired, Fuyumi sat alongside her fellow Alumni judges as Shinomiya presented his dish first, a Chou Farci. The flavor caused her to shudder in ecstasy and Shinomiya asked her what she thought about the dish. She joked that if it could have removed all memories of Shinomiya, it would have been perfect. Nevertheless, she found the dish to be excellent. Megumi presented next with her Rainbow Terrine. Despite Megumi's fears, Fuyumi and the other judges found the dish to be delicious. The reception from the judges are positive with Megumi recieving nicknames based on Japanese Yōkai, which Fuyumi wonders why they chose them as a basis for comparison.
With the judging now complete, Dōjima handed each of the judges a coin to place on either Shinomiya's plate or Megumi and Sōma's plate. In the end, Fuyumi and the other judges placed their coins onto Shinomiya's plate. Though Shinomiya won the duel, Dōjima did the unexpected and placed a coin onto Megumi's plate. After Dōjima handed Shinomiya a coin and made him eat Megumi's dish, he dropped his coin onto her plate. Shinomiya asked Megumi if she used all-spice. Fuyumi noted of its aroma removing properties, but after hearing Megumi say that she used it to aid the Alumni's digestion since they were eating all day, Fuyumi and the other judges were touched by her kindness, though Fuyumi teased Hinako's favoritism for Megumi. With Hinako's final impromptu vote, the duel resulted in a tie.
The Final DayEdit
Fuyumi is not seen again until the final day of the camp where she joins is her fellow alumni to cook and serve their specialty dishes to the 628 students who passed the camp.
As Sōma and Megumi prepared to leave the Hotel, they bumped into Shinomiya who was preparing to leave. Fuyumi and the rest of the Alumni meet up and bid farewell to Shinomiya. Afterward, unlike Donato and Hinako, Fuyumi decided to ask Sōma to work in her restaurant, but Sōma declined her offer as his future was meant for Restaurant Yukihira.
Tōtsuki Autumn Election: Main Tournament Edit
Months later, Fuyumi was invited to return to Tōtsuki to participate as a guest judge for the Semifinal rounds of the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election, along with Hinako and Dōjima.
Main article: Yukihira Vs. Mimasaka Semifinal Shokugeki
The first match was between Sōma Yukihira and Subaru Mimasaka. During the cooking period, Fuyumi watched as fellow judge and alumni Taki Tsunozaki argued with Hinako. When Hinako asked for her assistance, Fuyumi told Taki to stop insulting Hinako, which she complied, much to Hinako's annoyance. As the judges watch Sōma cook, she was impressed and surprised by Sōma's choice of beef tail for his stew base.
Main article: Stagiaire Arc
Fuyumi arrived on the last day of Shino's Tokyo's trial run period along with Roland and several other Alumni members thanks to reservations by Kojirō. Afterwards, Fuyumi proceeded to enjoy her meal alongside the other guests.
Mizuhara is the owner and head chef of Ristorante F, an Italian restaurant.
- Fuyumi (冬美) is composed of the kanji for "winter" (冬 Fuyu) and "beauty" (美 Mi). Mizuhara (水原) is written with the kanji for "water" (水 Mizu) and "field" (原 Hara).
|69th Gen.||Gin Dōjima|
|74th Gen.||Jun Shiomi|
|79th Gen.||Kojirō Shinomiya • Fuyumi Mizuhara|
|80th Gen.||Donato Gotōda • Hinako Inui|
|88th Gen.||Taki Tsunozaki|
|89th Gen.||Sonoka Kikuchi|
|1st Seat||Gin Dōjima (69th Gen.) • Azami Nakamura (71st Gen.) • Kojirō Shinomiya (79th Gen.) |
Eishi Tsukasa (90th Gen.)
|2nd Seat||Jōichirō Saiba (69th Gen.) • Fuyumi Mizuhara (79th Gen.) • |
Hinako Inui (80th Gen.) • Taki Tsunozaki (88th Gen.) • Sonoka Kikuchi (89th Gen.)
Rindō Kobayashi (90th Gen.)
|3rd Seat||Tōsuke Megishima (90th Gen.)|
|4th Seat||Riko Ebisawa (70th Gen.) • Momo Akanegakubo (90th Gen.)|
|5th Seat||Sōmei Saitō (90th Gen.)|
|6th Seat||Nene Kinokuni (91st Gen.)|
|7th Seat||Satoshi Isshiki (91st Gen.)|
|8th Seat||Terunori Kuga (91st Gen.)|
|9th Seat||Etsuya Eizan (91st Gen.) • Akira Hayama (92nd Gen.)|
|10th Seat||Erina Nakiri (92nd Gen.)|
|Unknown||Jun Shiomi (74th Gen.) • Julio Shiratsu (91st Gen.)|