Familiar and Forlorn Faces is the 167th chapter of Shokugeki no Soma.
Central announces the schedule for the Advancement Exams. They claim that unlike the exams of the previous administration where only the best survive, as long as anyone follows the lectures taught by Central they could pass. However, those who would diverge will be expelled.
Meanwhile, Azami Nakiri meets with the heads of the culinary industry where he presents dishes made by middle school students. Astonishingly, the dishes are Elite Ten level which amazed the guests by the new education system of Tōtsuki.
On the other hand, the Polar Star Dorm is filled with gloom, foreseeing that they will be expelled before advancing as second-years. In spite of this, Sōma Yukihira walks into his room to sharpen his knife while Erina Nakiri soon follows into the room.