Floyd Cardoz was a celebrated Indian-born American chef, beloved for the warmth and spice he infused into ingredients and the genuine care and compassion he bestowed on his staff and guests alike. In his 30-year career, Chef Floyd led restaurants in the United States and India, penned two cookbooks, won a national television cooking competition, and contributed his time and talent to countless charitable organizations. He passed away from complications of the COVID-19 in March 2020.
The FC + B & B collaboration masalas were conceived in 2019 by Chef Floyd. Burlap & Barrel is proud to release them with his wife and business partner Barkha Cardoz, as a memorial to his love for the cuisines of India and his passion for sharing them with the world. A portion of proceeds will benefit the causes he supported.