Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz Passes Away After Testing Positive For Infection

Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz Passes Away After Testing Positive For Infection

Floyd Cardoz breathed his last on Wednesday after losing the battle to the coronavirus infection. He passed away in New Jersey at age 59. Rest in peace!

World famous chef Floyd Cardoz breathed his last on Wednesday after losing the battle to the coronavirus infection. He passed away in New Jersey at age 59. Cardoz had tested positive for coronavirus. "It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing away of Chef Floyd Cardoz," read a statement from Hunger Inc. Hospitality. Cardoz was the culinary director for the organization. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 18 and was being treated for it at Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey, added the statement. His sudden passing has left a void in culinary circles around the world, many of whom looked up to him for inspiration.

Cardoz posted about COVID-19 in an Instagram post last week. He wrote, “Sincere apologies everyone. I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post. I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York. I was hugely anxious about my state of health and my post was highly irresponsible causing panic in several quarters. I returned to New York on March 8, via Frankfurt.” Cardoz admitted himself to the hospital on March 17 after feeling feverish. 

Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz Passes Away After Testing Positive For Infection

He had recently returned from India, where he was filming the Netflix series, Ugly Delicious with actor Aziz Ansari. Raised in Bombay, India, Cardoz went to Les Roches culinary school in Switzerland before coming to New York City. He was the executive chef at Tabla, an Indian restaurant he opened with Danny Meyer in 1998. He later directed Meyer's North End Grill, while he competed and won on Bravo's third season of Top Chef Masters.  He also opened Pao Walla in New York City's Soho neighborhood, and followed that up with Bombay Bread Bar, which closed last year. Cardoz also had restaurants in Mumbai including Bombay Canteen, O Pedro and Bombay Sweet Shop. Rest in peace, Floyd Cardoz!

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By Manaal Khurram
Manaal Khurram is a Karachi-based writer who loves all things food and fashion, and is a Shah Rukh Khan fangirl!

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