Michael Rosen, executive chef of the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, has been named the American Culinary Federation's Charlotte Chef of the Year for 2011.
The award is presented annually to the chef who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism through certification, continuing educational training, culinary competitions and community involvement. This is the third time Rosen has won the award.
A Miami native, Rosen joined the Speedway Club three years ago as executive chef. He is responsible for all kitchen operations of the dining room and banquet halls.
Rosen has about 30 years' experience in the culinary industry throughout the country in restaurants, conference centers, hotels and country clubs. He also managed the food and beverage operations at the corporate sponsor village during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Rosen was recently elected vice president of the Charlotte Chapter of the ACF.