‘Top Chef Masters’ Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies Of Coronavirus At 59

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The Mumbai-raised chef had been in Mumbai until March 8. "Hospitality, on March 25, 2020 in New Jersey, USA", it said.

Noted chef Floyd Cardoz has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, family sources said on Wednesday. "I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in NY", he wrote, adding he "was hugely anxious about my state of health".

"As a precautionary measure, we have informed the Health Department in Mumbai about the same".

"Bravo and the Top Chef family are deeply saddened by the passing of Chef Floyd Cardoz". We are also reaching out personally to people who have interacted with him during his visit to India, so they can take necessary medical advice should they indicate any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and/ or self-quarantine. "He is survived by his mother Beryl, wife Barkha and sons Justin and Peter".

Cardoz was admitted to Mountainside Medical Centre in New Jersey on March 18 after he tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by Hunger Inc. His family also previously confirmed the news to the Indian publication Scroll.in, 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.


NY after attending culinary school in Switzerland. Soho's Paowalla, which was later transformed into Bombay Bread Bar, closed a year ago.

Cardoz was crowned the victor of Top Chef Masters Season 3, which aired in 2011. He was the co-owner of a chain of restaurants with names Bombay Canteen. He also received accolades for his NY restaurant The Bombay Bread Bar.

Food writer, Aatish Nath said, "Chef Floyd Cardoz always had wry smile on his face and was quick with suggestions when it came to what to eat, at both O Pedro and Bombay Canteen".

Cardoz would go on to serve as the executive chef of North End Grill from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality, and open Paowalla, which was later renamed Bombay Bread Bar, in New York City.

Cardoz also appeared on season 2 of Netflix's Ugly Delicious, a docuseries which follows award-winning chef David Chang around the globe.

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