Rosa Lewis green plaque in London

Rosa Lewis
1867-1952
Chef de cuisine
and hotelier
dramatised as
'The Duchess of Duke Street'
ruled the Cavendish
hotel in a building
on this site

Rosa Lewis, née Ovenden (1867 – 1952) was a British chef and owner of The Cavendish Hotel in London, located at the intersection of Jermyn Street and Duke Street,St. James. Known as the "Queen of Cooks", her culinary skills were highly prized by Edward VII, with whom she was rumoured to have had an affair in the 1890s. She was also called "The Duchess of Jermyn Street."

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