Jaidee serves up a Thai feast before the Schwab Cup championship



PHOENIX – Thongchai Jaidee treated PGA Tour Champions players and their caddies to a Thai feast on the eve of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Jaidee and her family spent three months planning and prepare a multi-course meal for about 100 people Wednesday at the Phoenix Country Club.

“I wanted to do something about my favorite thing for the other players,” Jaidee said after his first round on Thursday. “I wanted to do Thai food. I wanted to showcase something of my food from back home.

Jaidee and his wife, Namfon Latkrathok, came up with the idea about three months ago and wanted to do it earlier in the season, but couldn’t find a place to hold their huge party.

At the Phoenix Country Club, they had a kitchen that could accommodate a hearty meal and found a nearby Asian market to get all the ingredients they needed. Jaidiee, his wife, son and caddy worked with a chef to chop, cook and serve the meal.

“My wife and I, it’s been a very, very busy week,” said the 51-year-old Thai.

Jaidee’s meal started with coconut soup, followed by red pork curry. Then there was green curry beef and then 50 pounds of pork ribs with rice.

“Everything ran out,” he said. “Rice, soup, everything has run out. Even the pork ribs failed. It was amazing.

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