Executive Chef of The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Michael Rosen, has been honored with the American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) Charlotte Chef of the Year award for 2011. 

The award is presented annually to the culinarian who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism through certification, continuing educational training, culinary competitions and community involvement.  This is the third time Rosen has been bestowed with this coveted prize.

"This award is such a great honor because it is given from my peers and not won through competition," said Rosen.  "Winning this award shows the appreciation of all the members of the ACF."

In addition to the ACF Charlotte Chapter Chef of the Year award, Rosen was recently elected vice president of the Charlotte Chapter of the ACF, where he formerly served as secretary.

A native of Miami, Rosen now resides in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife Nancy. Rosen joined The Speedway Club three years ago as executive chef, and is responsible for all kitchen operations of the dining room and banquet halls.

Rosen has more than 30 years of culinary-industry experience throughout the United States in exclusive restaurants, conference centers, hotels and country clubs.  He also managed the food and beverage operations at the corporate sponsor village during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Rosen has helped propel The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway to one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in Charlotte.  

"We are an excellent facility that makes great food," explained Rosen.  "To be able to tie in the experience of sports and NASCAR with fine dining is a unique opportunity.  I enjoy working here at The Speedway Club and it has been a tremendous step in my career."

The Speedway Club is like no other dining experience on the planet, presenting a one-of-a-kind race day experience with the best food, seats and access for incredible events all year long.  Offering affordable membership options for individuals, small businesses and large corporations, The Speedway Club is a fan's connection to the finest dining in motorsports.

For reservations or more information, call The Speedway Club at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit online at www.gospedwayclub.com.