About Chef Floyd Cardoz
Floyd Cardoz, the celebrated chef and winner of Top Chef Masters, brought his signature mark to the food at The Bombay Canteen with a menu, which highlights seasonal produce and flavourful cooking. Chef Floyd Cardoz grew up in Bandra and attended culinary school in Bombay.
An opportunity to work under Chef Gray Kunz led Cardoz to New York City, where he rose from chef de partie to chef de cuisine in five years. Over the next two decades, Chef Cardoz helmed several establishments that celebrated his “New Indian cuisine,” of which one was the famous Indian restaurant “Tabla”. He is a four-time James Beard Award nominee and the recipient of the first-ever “Humanitarian of the Year Award'' from Food TV. Cardoz is the author of Flavorwalla which was published by Artisan and One Spice Two Spice which was published by Harper Collins. He was the Chef/Managing Partner of “The Bombay Bread Bar”, a new restaurant in New York City.
THE FLOYD CARDOZ SCHOLARSHIP | WGSHA, MANIPAL UNIVERSITY
Chef Floyd Cardoz was a pioneer of change. His contribution to the global culinary landscape and efforts towards changing the perspectives of Indian cuisine is timeless and one that will span generations to come. His contributions were however not just limited to food. Chef Floyd believed that the way to evolve as a chef and a human being was to constantly and consistently help, inspire, mould, guide and listen to those around him.
Whether it was the innumerable budding chefs and restaurateurs he worked with closely and who looked up to him, food critics and learned patrons in the F&B industry, or even his close friends and family who benefitted deeply through his humble and gentle mentorship, his simple words of wisdom and every day teachings touched countless lives. Inspired by Chef Floyd's life and to commemorate his love for mentorship and teaching, our partnership with the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal is the first stepping stone that Hunger Inc has taken to carry his legacy forward.