Anime News Network: It is the Gourmet Age, a time long after our own replete with foods the likes of which we can only imagine. These new ingredients require special techniques to capture and highly specialized cooking with precise equipment, giving rise to a group of people known as Gourmet Hunters. Among those there are four known as the Four Kings, one of whom is Toriko. Komatsu, a chef at Hotel Gourmet, meets up with Toriko and the two form a fast friendship. Together they travel the gourmet world, seeking new and delicious foods as Toriko strives to compile his own perfect Full Course Menu of Life!