Celebrity chef dies of coronavirus - Pakistan Today

Celebrity chef dies of coronavirus

WASHINGTON: Floyd Cardoz, the Indian-born celebrity chef, died from complications following the Covid-19 infection on Wednesday morning in New Jersey.

Cardoz, 59, fell ill soon after returning on March 8 to New York via Frankfurt from Mumbai, where he was culinary director and partner at cafepub Bombay Canteen that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, the Goa-inspired O Pedro and Bombay Sweet Shop, the third brand out of the Hunger Inc stable he launched on his three-week visit.

Last week, Hunger Inc issued a statement about Cardoz’s medical condition, stating that he was admitted to a hospital in New York where he tested positive for Covid-19 on March 18.
As a precautionary measure, the company informed the health department in Mumbai and was reaching out personally to people who had interacted with him during his visit to India to take necessary medical advice for self-quarantine. After more than two weeks of fighting the virus, Cardoz died at Mountainside Medical Centre in New Jersey on Wednesday. He is survived by mother Beryl who lives in Mumbai, wife Barkha and sons Justin and Peter.

Cardoz, who spent years earning his culinary chops in the east and the west, feeding the likes of Barack Obama, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Elton John, Madonna, Kofi Annan and Bill Gates, had trained as a biochemist before he ditched his white lab coat for the chef’s white.