Chef Floyd Cardoz dead at 59 from coronavirus complications

Brenda Watkins
March 25, 2020

His family also previously confirmed the news to the Indian publication, which reported that Cardoz had been in Mumbai, where he owned the restaurants The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro, as well as the newly-opened Bombay Sweet Shop.

"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. "He is survived by his mother Beryl, wife Barkha and sons Justin and Peter", the spokesperson said.

The "Top Chef Masters" star's death was confirmed to Indian media outlet,, with members of his family saying Floyd died Wednesday at a facility in New Jersey - where he'd been getting treated upon returning from an global trip to Mumbai earlier this month. "Floyd Cardoz flew back to NY from Mumbai via Frankfurt on March 8, 2020". He had also reassured that it was merely a precautionary measure. I was hugely anxious about my state of health and my post was highly irresponsible causing panic in several quarters.

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Cardoz and Bombay Canteen, as well as executive Thomas Zacharias, were recently featured on season 2 of the Netflix show Ugly Delicious in an episode that explored Indian cuisine. Cardoz had arrived in NY on March 8 via the Frankfurt Airport, the company's statement said. "He is being closely monitored for his condition and we wish him a speedy recovery".

Cardoz began his career in his native Bombay, India (now known as Mumbai), where he attended culinary school and interned in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Intercontinental Hotel.

The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Upon announcing in 2019 that the Bombay Bread Bar would be closing that year, Cardoz also shared that he had begun a new chapter as the VP of Culinary with the Estiatorio Milos Group. In partnerships with Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group, the restaurant enjoyed an instant buzz after receiving three stars in the New York Times. It was clear that Cardoz took pride, rightfully, in what he had built in the country and the city of his birth in addition to his legacy in New York City.

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