This is one of the two individual student golds awarded at the 2014 ACF National Convention. Some cooking schools field culinary teams. If a culinary school doesn't have a culinary team a student can also compete as an individual. For a team to make it to the National competition they first have to compete in the regional competition. This is an example of what is possible at a high level cooking school.
Amazingly enough, despite having done well enough to win a gold medal, there were still some elements left off the plate. Analysis? Things don't always go as planned. So give yourself some breathing room.