NRC Master Chef ~Nostalgic Home of Spice~/Story/Prologue
|This story has been fan-translated by notyuki.|
This translation was based off the scripts from the Japanese version of the game.
|Prologue: Are All Of You Prepared?|
That is the foundation for life.
|The clear seas.
The great mountains.
The gentle earth.
We can sustain ourselves with whatever mother nature offers.
|If you so wish, we will impart our wisdom and valor to you.|
|Don’t turn back!|
|The culinary road is harsh and unforgiving.|
|But I’m sure that when you reach the top, you will make it yours.
|Honour of being a master chef!|
|Cafeteria - Judging Venue|
|The harsh and unforgiving culinary road… Countless hardships befall on those who attempt to reach its peak.
Will the ruthless, yet impartial trials and tribulations leave you in despair or in bliss…
…Right! Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are all of you prepared to participate in "Master Chef"?
I believe you all chose this program after carefully reading through the course syllabus, but let’s review what Master Chef is about once more.
“Master Chef” is a class that allows you to learn cooking techniques by helping out in the school cafeteria.
At present, you are able to eat delicious food in the cafeteria. However, once you leave your dorms here you will need to prepare your own meals.
Eating out all the time will make your food expenses skyrocket, while eating only your favourite foods everyday will lead to malnutrition.
If you destroy your heart and soul because of that… Becoming a great mage would be nothing more than a fever dream!
Let’s learn about nutrition and meal planning so that you can live long, healthy and independent lives.
To advance to the next year and eventually graduate from Night Raven College, you need credits from both your core subjects and your electives…
You can gain one elective credit if your dish is well received by the judges.
Captivate the judges’ stomachs and both your cooking skills and credit will be recognised!
By the way, the judges are randomly selected from the students and staff in this school on the day the judging is held.
Why did we come up with this system? That’s because…
If the judging panel is decided beforehand, student after student will make illicit deals with the judges to pass!
Goodness, why is it always the underhanded methods that you work for… Oh, I’m getting off-topic.
Right. There is also a special perk that is offered only in Master Chef.
Helping out the cafeteria’s kitchen is part of your lessons. In other words, you are being put to work. Therefore…
Everyone here will be paid as part-time workers!
This means you will learn the importance of hard work as Master Chef students.
Isn’t it generous? No need to thank me, of course, for I am gracious after all!
Now, I’ll introduce the ghost chefs who will personally instruct you for this program.
|Head Chef||Thank you for having us~|
|In their former lives, they were professionals who displayed their talents at the five-star restaurants they worked at.
I’m sure you will grow as chefs under their tutelage!
At times, you will struggle as you adapt to the kitchen work, but I hope you will do your best to follow to the chefs’ instructions.
And last of all…
Everyone who’s participating in this round, please introduce yourselves and state your motivations for joining this program one by one.
|Right. I’m Trey Clover from class 3-E.
I joined this program because I want to get better at guiding my fellow dorm mates in sweet making.
I want to understand how it’s like being a rookie starting with the lessons here.
|I guess next up is me. I’m Kalim Al-Asim, register number 1 in class 2-A!
I joined because I also want to be able to prepare food for my guests whenever I hold a banquet.
I’ve never really cooked before, but if it’s fun then it should be fine!
|Head Chef||We won’t go easy on you all, so make sure to work hard!|
|I’ll be in your care.|
|Translator's Note: The cutscene and all the dialogue except for Trey and Kalim’s introductions are almost word-for-word the same as in NRC Master Chef ~Bliss of Meat~|
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