I’m pretty sure Scott has written about this series before. Shokugeki no Souma Ni no Sara (Food Wars The Second Plate) carries one where from the first series ended. More mouth watering meals are made to be judged. And there is more Nikumi.
If the original series did nothing for you, there is nothing here that will change your mind. Souma cooks, cooks and cooks some more. There is an interesting arc towards the end of the series that sends the students to different restaurants so that they will not only get real life experience but they also need to affect the place in a positive way.
How this series doesn’t have a dedicated place in Tokyo to try the food is a surprise. Probably because its a massive pain to cook gourmet food on that kind of scale.