The famous chef, Floyd Cardoz, behind the NYC restaurants Tabla and Bombay Bread Bar, has been reported to have died from complications related to coronavirus.
This chef who was born in Mumbai and earned his success in New York died at the age of 59.
He was said to admit himself in one of the hospitals in New York after his return from India on March 8, as from his Instagram post.
He was saying that he was feeling feverish and brought himself into a hospital just for a precautionary measure.
The company that he founded, The Hunger Inc, made a confirmation about his hospitalization: Chef Floyd Cardoz (59 years), Culinary Director, Hunger Inc, was admitted into the hospital in New York with a viral fever.
Chef Floyd, who was earlier in Mumbai, left the city on March 8 for New York via Frankfurt airport. He was closely monitored for his condition, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
The chef was one of New York restaurants’ community force and made his mark in 1998 with his groundbreaking Tabla, a fine dining restaurant that he opened together with a partner, Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality group.
It received three stars in the New York Times. It closed it 2010 but has always been remembered as one of the most excellent restaurants in the big apple, most especially know for its bread.
He then opened Meyer’s North End Grill and opened several more of his own in India and New York. All were well-received by the patrons. In Mumbai, he has this Bombay Canteen and a Goan Restaurant O Pedro and a Bombay Bread that was recently closed.
He also published several cookbooks in the past year.
The official account of Bombay Canteen shared Cardoz’s death on Instagram:
“Where do we even begin. It seems like we all met a lifetime ago and yet it all seems so very short right now. You have touched our lives and so many more than we can ever count in the deepest of ways. You showed us what it means to live life to the fullest and be the best versions of ourselves all the time. You believed in the vision and in us more than we ever did and pushed us to be confident and proud in whatever we do, but also to be humble when we take a misstep. But most importantly to wear a smile while doing it all. We know you would’ve taught us so much more in the miles we had remaining together.
The outpour of love and wishes we’ve witnessed in the last few hours from across the world just goes to show what an incredible human being you were, and we’re ever so grateful that we were a part of your glorious life. We will miss you in more ways than you can ever imagine.
Love you, chef! Your legacy lives on forever. ❤️“
His death is very significant in New York, especially in the world of Indian Cuisine.