Top Chef Masters Winner Floyd Cardoz, Celebrity Chef Known To Montclair, Dies From COVID-19

Floyd Cardoz – chef, author, restauranteur, food entrepreneur, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters – who brought his talents to Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Hillside School, and other events in Montclair, has died of complications from COVID-19. The New Jersey-based chef was 59.

Cardoz shared he had been admitted to a hospital a week ago on Instagram. Cardoz tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, according to Hunger Inc, the company that owns The Bombay Canteen, where Cardoz was culinary director. Cardoz had been in India earlier in the month.

Hunger Inc, in a statement, said it had informed the Health Department in Mumbai. Cardoz flew back to New York from Mumbai via Frankfurt on March 8.

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