- 第18話 - 誰が為に22～23
- Episode18 - For Someone's Sake
- Screenplay：Shogo Yasukawa
- Storyboards / Direction：Kyohei Suzuki
- Animation Director：Sana Komatsu, Yukako Tsuzuki, Yoshiko Nakajima, Akane Hirota, Tomomi Kakutani
- Chief Animation Director：Masakazu Yamazaki, Ryosuke Tanigawa
The third round of the advancement exam begins with Soma vs new member of the elite ten, Hayama! Soma throws everything he’s got into his ultimately delicious Bear Menchi Katsu, which seemed like a winning dish already. In that situation, Hayama’s bear meat dish is finally revealed! A bear dish prepared with Hayama’s extremely acute sense of smell blows judges away and even makes them admit that it surpasses Soma’s dish! However, Soma’s eyes still shone with hope. What will his next move be!?