Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

NEW YORK (AP) — A “Top Chef Masters” winner and beloved restaurateur, Chef Floyd Cardoz, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 59. A statement released by his company says Cardoz died Wednesday. He was admitted a week ago to Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey, with a fever and subsequently tested positive for the virus. The chef won season 3 of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” in 2011. He was a partner in three restaurants in his native Mumbai. In addition, he and famed restaurateur Danny Meyer operated the popular eatery Tabla in the early 2000s. It closed in 2010.