Sonoka Kikuchi (
Sonoka is a serene appearing woman similar to Hinako Inui and has a large bust. She has long pink hair that is tied at the end and reaches just below her shoulder blades. The right side of her bangs are tied together by another bow.
Her outfit during the Autumn Election Semifinals consisted of a white dress shirt and a dark colored vested skirt.
Because of this soft manner, Sonoka usually finds herself intimidated by her more outspoken associate and former senior Taki Tsunozaki.
Sonoka previously attended Tōtsuki as a part of the 89th generation and was among the few to graduate. During her time at Tōtsuki, Sonoka held the 2nd seat of the Elite Ten Council. After graduating, Sonoka wasted no time and quickly established her own restaurant Shunkatei.
Main Article: Yukihira Vs. Mimasaka Semifinal Shokugeki
Sonoka was invited to be one of the five judges at the Autumn Election's Main Tournament Semifinals, being reunited with her fellow alumni. Like Taki, Sonoka viewed the Shokugeki from above and was initially skeptical about Sōma, whom she found to be in a disadvantage in creating a Western dish like beef stew.
When Subaru came and served his beef stew to the judges, Sonoka was first to taste the dish and found it delicious.
While Sonoka has not cooked in the series, according to her profile, she is a Western-cuisine expert and runs her own restaurant, Shunkatei.
- Sonoka (園果) is written with the kanji for "garden" (園 Sono) and "fruit" (果 Ka). Kikuchi (木久知) uses the kanji for "tree" (木 Ki), "old story" (Ku 久), and "wisdom" (Chi 知).
|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|
|90th Gen.||Eishi Tsukasa • Rindō Kobayashi • Tōsuke Megishima • Momo Akanegakubo • Sōmei Saitō|
|91st Gen.||Satoshi Issiki • Terunori Kuga|
|1st Seat||Gin Dōjima (69th Gen.) • Azami Nakamura (71st Gen.) • Kojirō Shinomiya (79th Gen.) |
Eishi Tsukasa (90th Gen.) • Sōma Yukihira (92nd 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.) • Satoshi Isshiki (91st Gen.)
|3rd Seat||Azami Nakamura (71st Gen.) • Tōsuke Megishima (90th Gen.) • Momo Akanegakubo (90th Gen.)|
Terunori Kuga (91st Gen.)
|4th Seat||Riko Ebisawa (70th Gen.) • Momo Akanegakubo (90th Gen.) • Sōmei Saitō (90th Gen.) • Akira Hayama (92nd Gen.)|
|5th Seat||Sōmei Saitō (90th Gen.) • Shōko Kaburagi (91st Gen.) • Ryō Kurokiba (92nd Gen.)|
|6th Seat||Nene Kinokuni (91st Gen.) • Alice Nakiri (92nd Gen.)|
|7th Seat||Satoshi Isshiki (91st Gen.) • Etsuya Eizan (91st Gen.) • Takumi Aldini (92nd Gen.)|
|8th Seat||Terunori Kuga (91st Gen.) • Julio Shiratsu (91st Gen.) • Etsuya Eizan (91st Gen.)|
|9th Seat||Etsuya Eizan (91st Gen.) • Akira Hayama (92nd Gen.) • Nene Kinokuni (91st Gen.)|
|10th Seat||Erina Nakiri (92nd Gen.) • Megumi Tadokoro (92nd Gen.)|
|Unknown||Jun Shiomi (73rd Gen.)|