What is the Floyd Cardoz Scholarship?

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.

Inspired by Chef Floyd's life and to commemorate his love for mentorship and teaching, we have partnered with the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal to carry his legacy forward. Our aim through this scholarship is to help aspiring chefs receive the knowledge and skills they need for a better future.

How we’re raising funds this year

This year, our friends at Rowdy Rooster are helping us raise funds for the Forever Floyd initiative we kicked off last year.

We’re super excited and extremely grateful towards Chef Chintan Pandya, Roni Mazumdar and the entire team of Rowdy Rooster for joining us in fulfilling Chef Floyd’s dream.

You can support the Forever Floyd initiative this year by swinging by The Bombay Canteen or O Pedro on 2nd October and ordering a Fried Chicken Sandwich or if in New York, visit the Rowdy Rooster and cheer for the team there as you gobble down some Fried Chicken deliciousness. If you cannot make it to the restaurants , you can also simply donate as well towards The Floyd Cardoz Scholarship Programme!

Why does this scholarship matter ?

Through The Floyd Cardoz Scholarship, one aspiring culinary student will get the opportunity to gain a fully sponsored three year Culinary Graduate Programme at WGSHA, Manipal University to hone their skills and become a great chef one day. Under the mentorship of Chef K Thiru and his prestigious faculty, this is the beginning of our humble attempt to continue Chef Floyd's legacy of change in the culinary world.

Who is Jeeva?

Jeeva is a passionate student and aspiring chef from an underprivileged background. He has an undergraduate degree in hotel management from KLE college of Hotel Management, Bangalore who now wishes to acquire a graduate degree in Culinary Arts.

Why should you support Jeeva?

Jeeva knew very early on that he wanted to become a chef and has been diligently working towards it by excelling in academics and leadership skills - both important attributes for an aspiring chef. By sponsoring Jeeva, you are not just supporting his dream but also helping his family in more ways than one. With a graduation degree from an esteemed college like WGHSA, Jeeva will gain the expertise and skill to work at a reputed hotel or restaurant which will empower him to support his family and conquer great feats in the culinary world.

Where does your donation go?

Every rupee collected towards The Floyd Cardoz Sponsorship will aid Jeeva in getting through his culinary degree under the guidance of a highly acclaimed teaching staff of chefs and educators. In addition to his tuition fees, funds collected will also include sponsorship of books, chef coats and formal attire needed for day to day classes as well as his hostel fees.



Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) is a constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, and was established in 1986 as a unit of Dr TMA Pai Foundation in partnership with the Hotels Division of ITC Ltd. Today, WGSHA is India’s premier hotel management institute and it has been ranked 26th among the Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the world 2020 by CEOWORLD Magazine. 

Welcomgroup Graduate school of Hotel Administration has partnered with some of the esteemed organisations across the globe such as: ITC Welcomgroup, Taj, Oberoi, HYATT, Air Vistara, Hilton, etc