World famous chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus

World famous chef Floyd Cardoz, in New York City has died on Wednesday of the deadly coronavirus disease, a week after being diagnosed.

World famous chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus


Cardoz, 59, was being treated at the Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey after he tested positive for the virus on March 18, a spokesperson for Hunger Inc. Hospitality, where he was a partner, said.

He is survived by his mother, Beryl, his wife Barkha, and their sons Justin and Peter.

Cardoz, a four-time James Beard Award nominee and a winner of Top Chef Masters, helmed the iconic Tabla restaurant in New York City before it shut in 2010.

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He was the partner at two popular restaurants in Mumbai, India, — The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro — and had recently launched a third establishment — The Bombay Sweet Shop.

Cardoz’s death was met with shock and grief by chefs, food critics and writers, restaurateurs and others across the culinary world where he was long considered a pioneer of bringing Indian flavors to America.

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