She is one of the students of Tootsuki Culinary Academy who is also a former rival to Souma Yukihira. As the sole successor of the Mito family for her abundance of knowledge about the the culinary meat field (especially beef and donburi), Ikumi is the pride of her family’s name. Like many other students in Tootsuki Culinary Academy, Ikumi is extremely prejudice upon societal classes and uses high class ingredients to make a high standard gourmet dishes.
It is said that Ikumi’s rigid family rules and regulations has made her cooking skill more elegant and graceful like playing a piano. She uses the gracefulness of her cooking along with the high grade, expensive materials to prepare the dish as elegant as it looks to impress her clients.