Floyd Cardoz is a celebrated Indian-American chef in New York City, India, and throughout the world. In 1997, Chef Cardoz partnered with Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer to open Tabla, a contemporary Indian restaurant celebrating his groundbreaking cuisine that expertly married the exotic flavours and spices of his native land with Western techniques. He later moved on to open North End Grill and White Street in downtown Manhattan, and The Bombay Canteen in Mumbai.
In the summer of 2016, he opened Paowalla, a casual modern Indian restaurant in Soho, New York, which celebrates his Goan-Indian Heritage and showcases his seamless integration of Indian flavours and techniques with local ingredients. Chef Cardoz’s first cookbook, One Spice, Two Spice includes his favourite recipes while demystifying Indian flavours; his second cookbook, Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla, was published in spring 2016. He is a four-time James Beard Award nominee and regularly works with Share our Strength, City Harvest, C-CAP: Careers through Culinary Arts Program, and Madison Square Park Conservancy, among others. In 2012, Floyd won Season 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.