Chef Floyd Cardoz, who won Season three of Bravo’s Leading Chef Masters, died Wednesday thanks to troubles from the coronavirus. He was 59.
Hunger Inc. Hospitality, the organization that Cardoz co-launched, verified his demise in a assertion, sharing that he had “tested beneficial for COVID-19, in United states of america, on March 18 and was remaining addressed for the similar at [New Jersey’s] Mountainside Clinical Center.”
The day that he tested optimistic for the coronavirus, Cardoz experienced exposed in an Instagram write-up that he had admitted himself to a New York hospital, as a precautionary evaluate, right after sensation feverish.
In addition to Best Chef Masters, Cardoz had appeared on various other culinary sequence, which include episodes of Iron Chef The usa (as a challenger towards Bobby Flay in 2008), Worst Cooks in The us (as a judge) and the Netflix docuseries Unsightly Delightful.
“Bravo and the Leading Chef relatives are deeply saddened by the passing of Chef Floyd Cardoz,” a Bravo spokesperson claimed in a assertion. “Floyd was a proficient chef who competed and received Major Chef Masters. He was considerate, kind and his smile illuminated a space. He was an inspiration to chefs all over the environment and we supply our deepest sympathy to his relatives and buddies.”
Leading Chef host Padma Lakshmi also presented her condolences on Twitter:
.@floydcardoz manufactured us all so happy. No one who lived in NY in the early aughts could forget about how delicious and packed Tabla normally was. He experienced an impish smile, an innate need to have to make individuals about him content, and a scrumptious contact. This is a massive loss… pic.twitter.com/Q6eRVIpZkL
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) March 25, 2020