Bishokuya (美食屋, Bishoku-ya, literally meaning "Gourmet Food Providers", also known as Gourmet Hunters) are specialized in the acquisition of High-Level Ingredients. It is an Occupation here on Requiem Wiki.
Due to the difficulties acquiring some ingredients, many have trained their abilities to superhuman levels, some of them even possessing Gourmet Cells to do so. Be it unusual displays of strength, phenomenal speed, or unrivaled endurance, these hunters are known for their capacity to surpass any normal, armed human being. While brute force may be the status quo, there are some known for using Knocking and other peaceful methods of collecting their quarry. Most of these persons are generally for hire, taking varying fees in exchange for the retrieval of ingredients that would be inaccessible to the contractor under common circumstances.
To prove their worth, Bishokuya's tend to create Full Course Menu's made up of Ingredients they've hunted, so that clients can see how good they are, though this isn't compulsary. The higher the quality of the Bishokuya's Full Course, the stronger the Bishokuya in question. This also might attract Chefs to which the Bishokuya can form Combo's with. They're the opposite of Saiseiya.