He was diagnosed COVID-19 positive after the chef observed certain symptoms of the virus and was admitted to a hospital in NY.
Cardoz was known in India for being the culinary director of Mumbai's Bombay Canteen.
"Bravo and the Top Chef family are deeply saddened by the passing of Chef Floyd Cardoz". On March 18, Cardoz took to Instagram to announce that he had admitted himself in a hospital in NY. "He is survived by his mother Beryl, wife Barkha and sons Justin and Peter. Floyd tested positive for Covid 19, in USA, on March 18th and was being treated for the same at Mountainside Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA", spokesperson for Hunger Inc.
He admitted himself after feeling feverish, and then later. testing positive for coronavirus in NY, per Hunger Inc. - the parent company that ran his restaurants overseas. He had also reassured that it was merely a precautionary measure.
Gauri Devidayal, who owns The Table and Mei13 said, "Chef Floyd was a global icon in the food world and one of the first chefs to put Indian food on the world map with his restaurant, Tabla".
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. According to reports, Cardoz was in Mumbai until March 8 and had attended fifth anniversary celebrations of his restaurant in Mumbai on March 1. "He is being closely monitored for his condition and we wish him a speedy recovery".
The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Soho's Paowalla, which was later transformed into Bombay Bread Bar, closed a year ago. It was also in NY where Cardoz revolutionized New Indian cuisine as the executive chef of the groundbreaking restaurant Tabla.
Chef Floyd Cardoz, victor of season 3 of Bravo's Top Chef Masters competition series, died Wednesday of complications from coronavirus.
Corrections and clarifications: This article has been edited to reflect that fact that Cardoz died in New Jersey, not NY.