Hello Chef, 

Star Chef 2 players have the ability to add Friends through two different channels. The first one is done through the game itself, while the second one is done through Facebook. 

In Chef Circle, the count of in-game friends is the only one that is displayed because the maximum number of in-game friends that a player can have is only 150. On the other hand, the Chef Masters Friendly challenge list displays both the total number of in-game friends and the number of Facebook friends the player has. 

Because there is no limit on the number of Facebook Friends a player can add, you may notice an increase in the total number of friends displayed on the Chef Masters Friendly challenge list.  

If you have any more inquiries concerning this topic, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the player support team by using the in-game help feature.