World-famous Thai chef Ian Kittichai made his mark on the fine-dining scene with vibrant food and flamboyant colors in his restaurants from New York to Mumbai. Aspiring chefs of all ages should head just up the road from the Conrad Bangkok to chef Kittichai’s kitted-out cooking school Issaya Cooking Studio. Whip up Thai recipes from Kittichai’s flagship Issaya Siamese Club—such as the sticky curry-glazed baby-back ribs and Instagram-bait sok lek tuna—in morning sessions. Afternoon classes range from Thai street food to pastas and desserts to guest chefs’ selections. Warning: you could get hooked. If so, stockpile more masterchef knowledge with another class; menus change daily and don’t repeat within the same week. We highly recommend the Friday night mixology class—an ideal way to toast time spent in the City of Angels.