Soma Yukihira works as an apprentice chef at his father Joichiro's diner. One day while his father is away, Yaeko Minegasaki, an urban life planner, arrives and threatens to demolish the restaurant to build a luxury hotel on the spot. Yaeko spoils the meat in the restaurant and orders Soma to cook her a tasty meat dish if Soma wants to keep the restaurant open. In response to the setback, Soma uses potatoes and bacon that he bought whilst shopping to create an imitation roast pork dish, which Yaeko greatly enjoys. Despite saving the restaurant, Joichiro decides to close it down for three years opting to travel abroad and Soma is sent to Totsuki Academy to take the entrance exam.