Coronavirus pandemic: NRI Chef Floyd Cardoz dead after testing positive

  • Coronavirus pandemic: NRI Chef Floyd Cardoz dead after testing positive

Coronavirus pandemic: NRI Chef Floyd Cardoz dead after testing positive

Top Chef Masters Season 3 victor Floyd Cardoz has passed away after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). "Floyd Cardoz flew back to NY from Mumbai via Frankfurt on March 8, 2020".

"Floyd tested positive for Covid 19, in USA, on 18 March and was being treated for the same at Mountainside Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA".

The company had earlier confirmed that the restaurateur-chef had tested positive for the virus. Cardoz had arrived in NY on March 8 via the Frankfurt Airport, the company's statement said.

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

Chef Floyd Cardoz is the first reported case of corona death in the USA, today. "He will be so deeply missed".

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Later, Bombay Canteen too had put out a statement on similar lines. It was also in NY where Cardoz revolutionized New Indian cuisine as the executive chef of the groundbreaking restaurant Tabla. "I wish his personal and restaurant family all the strength in the world in this hard time".

The Mumbai-born Chef Cardoz with Goan origins had originally trained to be a biochemist.

Cardoz was crowned the victor of Top Chef Masters Season 3, which aired in 2011.

He had trained as a biochemist before he discovered his real passion - in a restaurant kitchen and had moved to NY after attending culinary school in Switzerland. He later went on to open the Bombay Bread Bar and Paowalla, both in Manhattan. Upon announcing in 2019 that the Bombay Bread Bar would be closing that year, Cardoz also shared that he had begun a new chapter as the VP of Culinary with the Estiatorio Milos Group.

Cardoz and Bombay Canteen, as well as executive Thomas Zacharias, were recently featured on season 2 of the Netflix show Ugly Delicious in an episode that explored Indian cuisine.

Corrections and clarifications: This article has been edited to reflect that fact that Cardoz died in New Jersey, not NY.