World famous chef Floyd Cardoz, in New York City has died on Wednesday of the deadly coronavirus disease, a week after being diagnosed.
Cardoz, 59, was being treated at the Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey after he tested positive for the virus on March 18, a spokesperson for Hunger Inc. Hospitality, where he was a partner, said.
He is survived by his mother, Beryl, his wife Barkha, and their sons Justin and Peter.
Cardoz, a four-time James Beard Award nominee and a winner of Top Chef Masters, helmed the iconic Tabla restaurant in New York City before it shut in 2010.
He was the partner at two popular restaurants in Mumbai, India, — The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro — and had recently launched a third establishment — The Bombay Sweet Shop.
Cardoz’s death was met with shock and grief by chefs, food critics and writers, restaurateurs and others across the culinary world where he was long considered a pioneer of bringing Indian flavors to America.