In India, Cardoz became a name to reckon with when he opened TBC in 2015, along with entrepreneurs Sameer Seth and Yash Bhanage, followed by O Pedro in 2017. Hospitality confirmed to Variety. News reports further suggest that the well-known chef was in Mumbai till March 8.
Floyd Cardoz was tested positive for Coronavirus on March 18. He had also penned three books, namely: "Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla", "One Spice, Two Spice: American Food, Indian Flavors" with Jane Daniels Lear, and "Tiffin: 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India's Regional Cuisine" with by Sonal Ved.
The Mumbai-born Chef Cardoz with Goan origins had originally trained to be a biochemist. "Thanks @davidchang for letting us crash this party!" Few know that Floyd trained in biochemistry before going to hospitality school and working briefly with The Oberoi Group.
"I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in NY", he said.
The Chef was survived by his wife Barkha, and two sons named Justin and Peter.
But another important ingredient in his success, I believe, was humility. "What's known in the West as fusion food-different cultures together on a plate-started for me in the cradle, because fusion was, quite simply, a way of life for our family". All the cooks and managers that worked under him.
Cardoz contracted the coronavirus following an worldwide trip earlier this month.
The Indian restaurant industry is in shock on hearing of the demise of chef-restaurateur Floyd Cardoz, who succumbed to the coronavirus in the United States on Wednesday. "The family tree that branched out of that hall of fame kitchen changed gastronomy in America for the better". "It is sad to share that chef floyd Cardozo". I hope you have gotten tested.
His company, Hunger Inc, released an official statement sharing that the respected chef had died. He shot to fame when he won the top honour of the television reality show, Top Chef Masters Season 3 with an upma dish with a twist.
Even the Health Department in Mumbai was informed about the case of Chef Floyd Cardoz's visit to Mumbai so that they can take precautionary measures regarding the people who might have interacted or come in contact with the chef.