An action-packed, saucy food comedy featuring one boy's determination to be top chef! 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?! It's stage three of the advancement exams, and to pass, Soma must beat the new Council of Ten's ninth seat-Akira Hayama. Although Soma is not happy to see Hayama sporting Central's badge on his chest, he can't hide his excitement over a rematch with the very person who snatched the Fall Classic win from him! An action-packed, saucy food comedy featuring one boy's determination to be top chef! * Releases 6 times a year for 24+ volumes. Series is ongoing. * Volumes 1-17 have sold through over 112,000 copies in the U.S. to date (Bookscan 6/17), and new volumes have been consistent BookScan Top 50 Graphic Novels best sellers since series debut. * Story line is both crazy and funny and will appeal to a wide range of fans, including fans of widely popular reality cooking shows like Hell's Kitchen, Iron Chef America and Top Chef. * Each volume includes recipes for the reader to try at home.