See also: Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
Louisa Tetrazzini (1871-1940) was an Italian operatic soprano. Chicken Tetrazzini was created in her honor by an American chef in the early 20th century.
The following information was contributed by Andrea Niosi:
James Beard believes it [Chicken Tetrazzini] was created in San Francsico, as well as many others, but I find no documentation.
My research shows one of two scenarios:
1. Created by Chef Pavani at the Knickerbocker in NY around 1912 or
2. Created by Chef Arbogast at the Palace Hotel in SF, CA around 1908.
Coordinator, Alice Statler Library
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies Department
City College of San Francisco