Bombay Canteen co-owner chef Floyd Cardoz (59) dies of coronavirus in New York

Daijiworld Media Network – New York

New York, Mar 25 (IANS): Indian-born international chef Floyd Cardoz passed away in the US, according to AVS TV.

His family confirmed that Cardoz died in a New York hospital on Wednesday, the New Jersey-based TV network reported.

Cardoz is the co-owner of Hunger Inc, which runs three restaurants in Mumbai - Bombay Canteen, O'Pedro and Bombay Sweet Shop.

AVS TV said that Hunger Inc. had issued a statement that Cardoz had tested positive of Covid-19 in New York and asked those who had come into contact with him to take precautions.

He was the moving force behind several restaurants in New York and Mumbai, the star of the TV show, "Top Chef Masters" and the author of two books, "One Spice, Two Spice" and "Flavorwalla."

Cardoz, who collaborated with restaurateur Danny Meyer, won recognition in New York as the executive chef and later co-owner of the restaurant, Tabla, which received rave reviews from several publications.

After the restaurant closed in 2010, he was involved in three New York start-ups, North End Grill, White Street and Paowalla.

According to Harper Collins, which published "One Spice, Two Spice," Cardoz was born in then Bombay and raised in there and in Goa.

He studied biochemistry before but switched to culinary arts, attending culinary schools in India and Switzerland before moving to New York City.

He worked in Gray Kunz's legendary kitchen at Lespinasse, becoming chef de cuisine there before teaming up with Meyers to start Tabla.



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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    May the soul of Floyd Cardoz RIP. New York and Mumbai will miss a hard working gentleman owner of many restaurants in New York and also Mumbai. It is a tragedy his life taken away by the deadly coronavirus.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    We can only say Rest in Peace ...

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  • HILARY D'SA, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    RIP my friend. You were always dynamic in the college days in Bombay.
    Gods need you in the heavens for the Easter banquet.
    Adieu Senior.

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  • Manjunatha, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Really a sad news. May his soul RIP. When will our people learn? There are many videos and messages doing rounds in social media wherein Indians living in Italy, Malta, US, etc are pleading their countrymen to follow strict guidelines of the govt and stay indoors, but alas our people are least bothered.

    It is now or never. Please people stay at home. You have still time after the lock down to criticize the govt, Mr. Modi and others and also you too can clap and dance once we defeat this dreaded virus. Please.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Only God saves.
    God has shown his real power, his Omnipotence with this.
    He cast down the mighty, be political, financial, celebrity, sports.
    Currently only Charity works. Everyone has lots of time.
    Use it prudently before it is too late.
    Ultimately, to HIS name all knees shall and will bow.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    RIP ..the message is clear ...Rich,poor ,..religion,Power ,community ,caste..english medium kannada medium..does not matter simply does not discriminate ...
    Watchout! stay safe ..behave as if you are infected. keep distance.. watch your touch. ?be on a sensible diet ..

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Well said Mr Shetty...if all people in India think like you...India will become first world country within next 10 years....


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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The demise of Floyd Cardoz, a Mumbaikar, was extremely distressing n painful..... He lost the battle against this pandemic plague, the cursed Coronavirus......" Statutory warning " Countrymen, kindly follow the advice of PM Modiji, for a complete n total Lockdown of our nation, till the shadow of death passes away !!!!

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    It is really sad to know that ..very dynamic entrepreneur from our community no more... May the God grant the strength to bear the sudden loss to his Family. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Sad news RIP Floyd...

    Yesterday I heard in TV news there are 25000 known Corona Cases in New York City...Highest in US...Congestion and inability to keep Social Distancing could be a cause of this...New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was begging for Ventilators from Trump last night...

    This COVID-19 will be more lethal for elderly and persons having prior medical issues like BP, Diabetes and Respiratory issues...


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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Rest In Peace chef Floyd Cardoz, heartfelt condolences to his family.

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    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    That's unfortunate..May his soul rest in peace...

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