Renowned Chef and Top Chef Master The winner Floyd Cardoz died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 59 from the effects of the corona virus, as his Hunger Inc. Hospitality Group confirmed. The tragic news followed Cardoz’s March 18, 2020 health update when he released a selfie from a hospital bed in New York. “I had a fever, so I went to a New York hospital as a precaution,” he wrote at the time, while revealing that he was “very concerned” about his health. Cardoz, born in Bombay, India, and owner of several restaurants in New York City, died at the Mountainside Medical Center in New Jersey. People reported.
After Cardoz’s death, countless fans and celebrities have paid tribute to him. One of these mourners is top chef host Padma Lakshmi, who wrote a warm message about the performance and the friendly spirit of the restaurant visitor.
Padma Lakshmi praises her “dear friend”
Chef Floyd Cardoz won the third season of Bravo’s top chef master in 2011 and seemed to have made a friendship with Padma Lakshmi during his time on the show. Lakshmi acknowledged this relationship in an Instagram post on March 25, 2020 and wrote: “I am extremely sad to wake up today and hear the news of my dear friend @ floydcardoz’s death. Floyd made us all so proud. ”She also recognized one of Cardoz’s greatest culinary achievements and opened the famous Tabla restaurant. “No one who lived in New York in the early hours of the morning could forget how tasty and full of tabla was,” she continued. “He had a mischievous smile, an innate need to make the people around him happy, and a delicious note. This is a big loss, not just for the professional food world, but for Indians everywhere. My heart goes out to his wife Barkha and her whole family. RIP. ”
Bravo also published a statement on people and praised the chef’s powerful legacy. “He was thoughtful, friendly, and his smile lit up a room,” said the network. “He was an inspiration for chefs around the world and we express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.”
Cardoz isn’t the first Bravo alum to die in recent years – top chef Alum Fatima Ali died in January 2019 at the age of 29 from Ewing’s sarcoma.