Chef Floyd Cardoz has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 25, 2020.
Chef Floyd Cardoz, who tested positive for Covid-19, died of the infection in a hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday, his family confirmed. He was the co-owner of two popular restaurants in Mumbai – the Bombay Canteen and O Pedro. He had recently launched his third venture, the Bombay Sweet Shop.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
I don’t want to believe this
Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New York City https://t.co/4wqWaYcA0a
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) March 25, 2020
Cause of Death.
Chef Floyd Cardoz dies due to novel coronavirus
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Floyd. You were a gem. You were an amazing human and chef. You were a father and husband full of love and grace. I am so sorry. I love you. Rest in Peace my friend. #floydcardoz
Tragic news. Floyd Cardoz the world renowned chef – with his own Restaurants in New York – Chez Floyd, then lately Bombay Canteen, O Pedro and restaurants in Bombay and Goa has succumbed to the Corona virus in New Jersey RIP
Terrible news. Floyd Cardoz – brilliant chef and wonderful man – has fallen to the Corona virus. A huge, huge loss.
Chef/Founder The Bombay Canteen, O Pedro Mumbai. Ugly Delicious season 2, Winner Top Chef Masters 3, Author,
My condolences go out to Floyd Cardoz’s family. He was a truly good man who loved his family and was an exceptionally talented chef. . .
has passed away. A singularly talented chef, knowledgeable teacher, and an extraordinarily kind human being.
#FloydCardoz deeply saddened by this news. I worked under him at Tabla. Floyd was not only a brilliant chef but also was an amazing caring human being that would connect with his staff at family meal and ask how their day was. Was always inspired by him.
Sad to hear of the passing of acclaimed Indian-American chef
, the ultimate culinary diplomat. Floyd’s restaurants, books, & good-natured TV appearances introduced sumptuous Indian flavors to an American palate and built bridges between our people. Rest in peace. AGW
Dearest, generous Floyd Cardoz did wonderful cooking classes as fund-raisers for Yivo Inst. when I asked him to.A generous charmer, he did Indian food, strictly kosher.
Will always be loved and missed.
Anyone else more on edge about friends getting sick since yesterday and Floyd Cardoz’s death? 🙁
Floyd Cardoz, the mastermind of Tabla, Bombay Canteen and James Beard winner has passed away due to the virus. His efforts have made it possible for our cuisine to leave marks on foreign countries and also have taught us to appreciate our own cuisine
Rest easy Legend. Thank you.
JUST IN – If you’re in NYC, you might be familiar with Bombay Canteen.
It’s owner and famous Indian chef Floyd Cardoz dies after testing positive for COVID-19.
I remember seeing #FloydCardoz win Top Chef Masters and thinking that one day I’m going to “eat your food”. Nobody’s death is more tragic than anyone else’s, but it sucks when it’s someone that was so hugely talented and who did so much for his community. RIP Chef.
J. Kenji López-Alt
So devastated to hear Floyd Cardoz passed away. He embodied everything a great chef should be. A leader in and out of the kitchen who treated everyone with respect regardless of their position and cared deeply about the community, and so generous with his time and knowledge.Fisted hand Fisted hand
Rest in peace Floyd Cardoz. I used to love his restaurant Tabla. People arent just numbers or percentages or age brackets and when they go they take some of the light they emanate and whole universes of love with them
Devastating news about Chef Floyd Cardoz. I can’t process it. A true gentleman in every sense and a great credit to the chef community. He will be sorely missed. #rip
RIP. Floyd Cardoz. Will cherish the meal you made for us at your restaurant “Paowala” at Spring Street. NY. And several times at the “Bombay Canteen” (Phoenix Mills) and “O’Pedro”(BKC) all in Mumbai.
Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz, AGE 59, died Wednesday in New Jersey of COVID-19, after being tested positive on March 18 (CNN). That’s six days later. So, all those 59 and above, must be willing to sacrifice their lives for the good of Trump’s election–I mean economy.
Went to Tabla as a grad student on a budget during NY Restaurant Week and remember Floyd Cardoz coming and checking on our table even though I could barely afford a glass of wine. Fleeting for him I’m sure but still memorable to me decades letter. RIP chef. @dhmeyer
Utterly stunned and heartbroken by the loss of Floyd Cardoz. A brilliant chef, generous mentor, and loving man. Rest in peace, chef.
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oh no chef floyd cardoz passed away from infection after covid. stunned to say the least. did a function with him during the aquavit days. 59 years old. RIP chef cardoz, you were so nice to me.