Chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus

Cardoz was born in Bombay, India, and moved to New York to work behind the scenes Televisa News FROM: NEW YORK, United States 25 March 2020 | 08: 22 pm CST Chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus (Getty Images, File) Famed Indian chef Floyd Cardoz, winner of the “Top Chef Masters” television contest, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company, Hunger Inc. Hospitality, confirmed in a statement. We recommend: Smokers would have greater risks due to coronavirus: EU agency “It is with deep sadness that we report the death of chef Floy Cardoz,” the company said in the note. Cardoz lost his life at Mountainside Medical Center, in the state of New Jersey, at 59 years after entering a week ago with a fever, after which he tested positive for coronavirus. Shortly after entering, the chef apologized in a social media post for causing “undue panic” with a photo of him being seen in hospital. “I felt feverish and therefore as a precautionary measure I was admitted to the hospital in New York,” he explained in the text, in which he also admitted having felt “very anxious” about his state of health. Cardoz was born in Bombay, India, and moved to New York to work behind the scenes. In 1997, he teamed up with famed Danny Meyer to open the contemporary Indian food restaurant “Tabla,” which became one of Manhattan’s iconic establishments and received a three-star rating from the New York Times. He then opened “North End Grill”, “Paowalla” and “Bombay Bread Bar” in the Big Apple, while he recently opened “The Bombay Canteen” and “Bombay Sweet Shop” in his hometown. Cardoz participated in the television competition of the Bravo channel “Top Chef Masters” in 2011, which he won. “Bravo and the Top Chef family are deeply saddened by the passing of Chef Floyd Cardoz,” the television channel said in a statement Wednesday. “He was considerate, kind and his smile lit up an entire room. It was an inspiration to chefs around the world, “added the producer. One of the contestants of the 2011 edition, Hugh Acheson, also described the chef on social media as a “gem”, an “incredible human being and chef”. Cardoz had traveled to Bombay to record an episode of Netflix’s “Ugly Delicious” with actor Anziz Ansari, and flew back to New York on March 8 after stopping in the German city of Frankfurt. With information from EFE HAVJ
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