When Azami Nakiri took over Tōtsuki as its new headmaster, his goal was to educate all Tōtsuki students to be able to cook any kind of dish, including those that are usually reserved for Elite Ten level students. Central was created as a student run organization to assist in this endeavor.
Central was comprised of numerous Tōtsuki students whom Azami personally selected, among whom were 6 members of the Elite Ten Council, and 3 replacement members who qualified to join the Elite Ten.
The purpose of Central was to create and decide what dishes the students are required to make. All dishes regulated by Central needed to be prepared exactly as their respective recipes designated as the correct method. Any and all attempts to ad lib, modify, or defy these choices results in stiff reprimanding from proctors and professors, and in some cases, expulsion.
After the rebels, led by Erina Nakiri, defeated Central in a Régiment de Cuisine, Central was officially rendered inactive. The members were afraid of being expelled but the new Elite Ten forgave them.
As the former 1st seat of the Elite Ten Council, Eishi commands great respect from the students and other Elite Ten members. However, despite his title, he is incredibly pessimistic and prone to self-loathing. Nevertheless, he has the skills and tenacity to be crowned the former best student in Tōtsuki Academy.
One of the more socially former outgoing members of the Elite Ten Council, Rindō may not be quite as ambitious with her cooking like the others. Nevertheless, she is the former best female student in the academy and seeks to find more excitement in her last year at Tōtsuki.
Momo is stubborn and taciturn, usually refusing to interact with new people that she meets. Momo seems to be antisocial, as she doesn't like talking to new people, or people she deems as low/unworthy. She also is seemingly competitive, especially whenever someone implies they want to challenge her.
With a large gang behind him, Etsuya has garnered himself a notorious reputation as a yankee. Despite being only a second year, Etsuya is a well known business consultant, helping many businesses across Japan prosper, garnering him the nickname the Alquimista.
Rentarō is very confident in his cooking skills and usually tries to provoke his opponents. He does not think highly of his underclassmen as he believes to be superior to them. Rentarō is calm and silent during cooking, however. His speciality lies in heating different ingredients.
Akira is a master of spices and the former champion of the Shiomi Seminar. After the seminars were disbanded, he was coerced into joining Central by Azami in order to secure Shiomi's research. However, after his loss against Sōma in the Promotion Exams, he lost his spot in Central alongside being expelled from the academy.