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Sumire, also known as Cafeteria Granny ( 給食おばさん Kyūshoku Obasan), is the cafeteria manager at Nakaume Gourmet School, and despite her modest occupation she has recently been ranked 10th in the World Gourmet Chef Rankings, making her one of the top ten chefs in the world.
She is a short middle-aged woman wearing simple pink-colored cafeteria clothing. She has short, light ginger hair which she keeps in curls and she wears a small light pink hairnet. She has a very kind and sweet face with bright eyes, a small nose, a constant blush on her cheeks and wrinkles near the edges of her eyes.
She is a kind and sincere woman, and as expected of her status she can hear the "voice of ingredients" showing her deep compassion and understanding of ingredients. She is also very knowledgeable and wise, and can quickly understand the matters at hand.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Being one of the top ten chefs in the world, she is a woman of amazing skill. She is also fully capable of hearing the "voice of ingredients" and was one of the few chefs world wide able to hear the "voice" of the Million Tree's seed. She is also capable preparing the special cooking ingredient medicinal Mochi and is in command of 8,000 workers.
Meteor Garlic ArcEdit
When Toriko and Coco released Ichiryu's hor d'oeuvres from its chest, the voice of the ingredient spread across the world and was heard only by the most skilled chefs, one of which was Sumire herself, along with Damala Sky XIII and Chiru.
Four Beast ArcEdit
When the population in Food Park Plaza had been infected by the Four Beast's poisonous Green Rain, Johannes made a call to all available chefs to come to the Gourmet Towers' knife building and help chef Yuda and Komatsu with preparing an antidote. Sumire happily answered the call and arrived at Gourmet Towers, along with Damala Sky XIII, Chiru, Tsurara Mama, Lulubhu and Livebearer.
Cooking Festival ArcEdit
Despite her great skill and high standing within the chef ranking, she was unable to get past the preliminary rounds and ended up not reaching the Championship Tournament.
A year and a half later, she was one of the many people who went to the World Kitchen to say their goodbyes to the Four Heavenly Kings and Komatsu before they set off to Gourmet World and she and her fellow chefs promised to cook all the ingredients that they send.
- Sumire literally means "Violet" (both the color and the plant).
- Her voice actor also voices Yun and Granny Kama.