Top Chef hosts, contestants and other culinary giants mourned Cardoz's death following the announcement on Wednesday. The official statement released by Hunger Inc stated that: "Floyd Cardoz (59 years), now admitted in hospital in New York, USA, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, 2020".
"It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing away of Chef Floyd Cardoz (59 years), Co-Founder, Hunger Inc". Hospitality, on 25 March 25, in New Jersey, USA. Floyd is survived by his wife and business partner, Barkha and two sons, Peter and Justin. Hospitality, announced that he died from complications from COVID-19 on Wednesday at Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, N.J. Chef Vicky Ratnani, who describes Cardoz as the "gateway for Indian cuisine" in NYC, remembers the chef for the affability that won him much goodwill in NYC's culinary scene.
"Sincere apologies everyone. I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post". Cardoz also ran the hugely popular Bombay Bread Bar - originally called Paowalla, a throwback to his origins in Mumbai's Goan Catholic community - from 2016 to September a year ago. At Tabla, they celebrated Cardoz's new Indian cuisine that melded the sensual flavors and spices of his homeland with Western techniques. He had recently launched his third venture, the Bombay Sweet Shop.
Cardoz admitted himself to the hospital on March 17 after feeling feverish.
Floyd was the co-owner of the two popular Mumbai-based restaurants, the Bombay Canteen and O Pedro. "He was a motivation to cooks all over the world as well as we provide our inmost compassion to his friends and family". He studied hotel management in Switzerland and attended the culinary school Les Roches.
He was the executive chef at Tabla, the pioneering modern Indian restaurant he opened with Danny Meyer in 1998, earning him multiple accolades and critical acclaim. The chef had traveled to Mumbai before he returned to NY through Frankfurt airport on March 8. We are very saddened to hear of the passing away of the super Chef. His passion for food and cooking brought him to this level after he chose to study at a culinary school in India and in Switzerland.
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