Cardoz was admitted to a New Jersey hospital on March 18 with a fever, reports People. He had recently traveled to his native India, where he was filming an episode of Ugly Delicious with actor Aziz Ansari. Some time after returning to New York via Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8, he began to feel sick.
“I felt feverish and therefore as a precaution, I admitted to the New York hospital,” Cardoz wrote in his latest Instagram post, published on March 17.
“Top Chef” community, famous chefs react to the death of Floyd Cardoz
The news of Cardoz’s death was followed by a wave of social media posts by those who knew him.
“So sad to hear you left Floyd,” said the chef, author of the cookbook and Excellent chef guest judge Rocco DiSpirito on Cardoz’s latest article on social media. “You have been a prince since our meeting … Pray for your family. RIP to one of the best of us. ”
“I can’t believe you left … I can’t. A world without you just isn’t good, “wrote the chef and Ugly Delicious host David Chang.
“Rest In Peace Floyd … loved by so many people for so many reasons … xoxo,” said Michael Symon, former ABC host The Chew.
Padma Lakshmi says Cardoz “made us so proud”
Cardoz was a versatile chef who made his mark in the culinary world with Tabla, a New York restaurant that introduced Indian cuisine to the gastronomic world of New York, noted Eater. Excellent chef host Padma Lakshmi recalled this restaurant and noted that his death “is a huge loss not only to the world of professional food but to Indians around the world. ”
“@Floydcardoz made us all so proud,” she tweeted. “No one who lived in New York City at the start could ever forget how delicious and packed Tabla was. He had a mischievous smile, an innate need to make those around him happy and a delicious touch. ”
Cardoz won the “Top Chef Masters” award in 2011
Cardoz was born in Mumbai (then Bombay) and trained as a chef in his hometown and in Switzerland, according to NPR. He moved to New York and opened Tabla with his partner Danny Meyer in 1998. (It closed in 2010.)
After his success at Table, Cardoz opened other restaurants in New York as well as The Bombay Canteen and Bombay Sweet Shop in Mumbai. He took great honors on Best chefs in 2011.
“I love you so much @floydcardoz”, Meyer tweeted early in the morning of March 25.
“Well done and the Excellent chef family is deeply saddened by the passing of chef Floyd Cardoz. Floyd was a talented chef who competed and won the Top Chef Masters, “said a network representative in a statement to People. “He was thoughtful, kind and his smile lit up a room. He has been an inspiration to chefs around the world and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. ”
Cardoz is survived by his wife, Barkha, their two sons Peter and Justin, and his mother, Beryl.