Mar 26, 2020
When it hits closest to home, people often react with a lot of sorrow & such was the news of the death of Chef, Floyd Cardoz. After being tested positive for coronavirus or as we call the disease, COVID-19, Floyd Cardoz breathed his last in New York on Wednesday, 25th March 2020.
Confirming the news, Twitteratis poured their hearts out; the first of the many being, TV anchor & food critic, Vir Sanghvi and news anchor, Rajdeep Sardesai. As unbelievable as it sounded, chefs, food critics, restaurateurs & multiple food channels wrote out in support of him & conveyed their deepest condolences to his family.
1. Vir Sanghvi, TV anchor & Food Critic
RIP @Floyd Cardoz legendary chef who taught Americans to respect Indian food with Tabla & who transformed the Mumbai restaurant scene with @bombaycanteen & @OPedroMumbai.
I interviewed him three weeks ago & still can’t believe he’s gone //t.co/dErOCxSIPf
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) March 25, 2020
2. Rajdeep Sardesai, News Anchor
Tragic news. Floyd Cardoz the world renowned chef – with his own Restaurants in New York – Chez Floyd, then lately Bombay Canteen, O Pedro and restaurants in Bombay and Goa has succumbed to the Corona virus in New Jersey RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 25, 2020
3. Vikas Khanna, Chef
This is so heartbreaking.
Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New York City //t.co/9vpWaaVDgI
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) March 25, 2020
4. Pete Wells, Restaurant critic for The New York Times
Floyd Cardoz was an exceptional talent, a chef equally at home with undiluted Indian flavors as he was with the delicious union of French, Indian and American food, a personal idiom that he invented. //t.co/7NcTes1D01
— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) March 25, 2020
5. Daniel Meyers, Restauranteur
Love you so much @floydcardoz
— Danny Meyer (@dhmeyer) March 25, 2020
6. Kunal Kapoor, Chef
It is sad to share that chef floyd Cardozo @floydcardoz is no more. He has been an inspiration to many and I was hoping to cook with him some day.Falling to #covid19 just goes to show that this threat is very real so everyone please take care of yourselves. RIP cheffie. #corona pic.twitter.com/f4eQeMw4E4
— Kunal Kapur (@ChefKunalKapur) March 25, 2020
7. David Chang, Chef
I don’t want to believe this
Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New York City //t.co/4wqWaYcA0a
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) March 25, 2020
8. Rocky & Mayur, TV Food Show Hosts
Rest in Peace Chef @floydcardoz. We are very saddened to hear of the passing away of the super Chef. Our condolences to his family and to @ChefTZac laong with the team @bombaycanteen @OPedroMumbai
This culinary genius will be missed!
— KHAUBOYS & INDIANS (@rockyandmayur) March 25, 2020
9. Saransh Goila, Chef
I just can’t believe that Chef Floyd Cardoz is no more :'( I have no words to say. Inspired me since I was a kid in a culinary school. Devastated.
— Saransh Goila (@SaranshGoila) March 25, 2020
10. Priya Krishna, Chef at Bon Appetit
Floyd did so much to advance the cause of Indian food and Indian people in America. He was generous, funny, and warm, and I’ve always wished I could turn back time and eat at Tabla. Sending love to his family. //t.co/nLMm9ALwmW
— Priya Krishna (@PKgourmet) March 25, 2020
11. Kalyan Karmarkar, Story-teller through blog, Finely Chopped
Heard reports of the unfortunate demise of chef @floydcardoz Shocked and saddened to hear the news. He has played an unrivalled role in making Indian food getting global recognised. What I remember him the most for though is his warm smile and gentle demeanour. #ripflodcardoz
— Kalyan Karmakar (@Finelychopped) March 25, 2020
12. Ryan Sutton, Food Critic, NY Eater
i wrote about why i loved floyd cardoz. he made new york a better place. //t.co/GavGt7HMg3
— ryan sutton (@qualityrye) March 25, 2020
13. Riyaaz Amlani, Restauranteur
The entire industry is stunned to hear the tragic news, of the passing away of @floydcardoz He was not only the finest ambassador of Indian cuisine but also what it means to be a chef and a human.
Our prayers are with his family and# His legacy will continue to inspire us.
— Riyaaz Amlani (@RiyaazAmlani) March 25, 2020
14. Padma Lakshmi, Host of Top Chef
.@floydcardoz made us all so proud. Nobody who lived in NY in the early aughts could forget how delicious and packed Tabla always was. He had an impish smile, an innate need to make those around him happy, and a delicious touch. This is a huge loss… pic.twitter.com/Q6eRVIpZkL
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) March 25, 2020
15. Binging With Babish, Chef & Filmmaker
Devastated to hear that @floydcardoz has passed away. A singularly talented chef, knowledgeable teacher, and an extraordinarily kind human being.
— Binging With Babish (@BingingWBabish) March 25, 2020