Floyd Cardoz Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Death Facts, COVID-19

Floyd Cardoz
Floyd Cardoz

Floyd Cardoz Bio – Wiki

Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” has died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus. He was operated successful restaurants in both India and New York.


Floyd Cardoz Biography
Birth Date October 2, 1960
Birth Place Mumbai, India
Death Date March 25, 2020
Death Cause COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Nationality Indian, American
Age 59 years
Profession Chef from India
Wife Barkha Cardoz
Children 2 Children (Justin Cardoz, Peter Cardoz)
TV shows Top Chef Masters, Sara’s Weeknight Meals
Net Worth Update Soon


He was born in Bombay and was raised in the suburbs of this city and Goa. After culinary school in India and Switzerland moved to New York. In 1997, together with Danny Meyer (Restaurateur), he created Tabla, which was given three stars by the New York Times shortly after it opened. One Spice, Two Spice is his first book. He was also a partner in Bombay Sweet Shop, O Pedro and The Bombay Canteen in India at the time of his death.

Floyd Cardoz Wife (Barkha Cardoz), Children

The Chef was married to his wife Barkha Cardoz. They have 2 children name Justin Cardoz and Peter Cardoz.


Work and Career

in the early 1990s as executive sous-chef at the renowned French restaurant Lespinasse, which held an elusive four-star rating from The New York Times.

In a 2017 CBS interview, Cardoz explained how he ended up becoming a chef. “I wanted to be a biochemist. Then I read ‘Hotel’ by Arthur Hailey. This is so much fun because I loved food growing up. Then I started cooking and realized I was really good at it.”

The Indian-American partnered with famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to open Tabla in 1997. The Manhattan spot was praised by critics. It closed in 2010.

He later opened Pao Walla in New York City’s Soho neighbourhood and followed that up with Bombay Bread Bar, which closed last year.

The chef was featured as a contestant on “TCM” for several episodes in In 2011. He also starred on “Iron Chef America,” “After Hours with Daniel Boulud,” “Reservations Required,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” as well as appearances on talk shows like “Rachel Ray.”

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Floyd Cardoz Books

The chef was the author of two cookbooks: “One Spice, Two Spice: American Food, Indian Flavors” (2006) and “Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla: Big Flavor. Bold Spices. A New Way to Cook the Foods You Love” (2016).

Death Cause (COVID-19)

Floyd Cardoz died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement.  He had travelled from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8.

World-renowned chef Floyd Cardoz, who is credited with bringing Indian cuisine to fine dining in New York, died at a New Jersey hospital on Wednesday. He was 59 years old.  Cardoz’s death was mourned by famous friends in both the restaurant and television industries.

Cardoz’s family confirmed his death to the Indian English-language news site Scroll.in. He leaves behind his wife Barkha and two sons, Justin and Peter.

Cardoz’s restaurant group, Hunger Inc. Hospitality issued a statement about the chef’s death. It stated that Cardoz had tested positive for the coronavirus on March 18 and was being treated at the Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair before his death.

He had posted an Instagram photo from his hospital bed just a week ago.