Coronavirus: World famous chef , Floyd Cardoz is dead.

Coronavirus: World famous chef , Floyd Cardoz is dead.

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


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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