Esoteric Foods

Taking the mystery out of food safety

 

Food handler and Food Manager Training and Certification. Located in Escondido, Ca and serving San Diego County.

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miscellaneous payment
$5.00
5 minutes $11
Replacement Card
5 minutes $6
"Emergency" Foodhandler Class and Exam
This service is available by special arrangement and appointment only. If you need to obtain your foodhandler's card immediately in order to work, a private class may be scheduled by contacting Esoteric Foods at (858)774-4514. This service includes the San Diego County authorized training class and exam. If you pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive your foodhandlers card immediately. If you only need to renew your current card, please see description for "Foodhandler Card Renewal - Exam only". A travel fee of $25 may apply.
3 hours $25
Foodservice Manager - Exam Only
Our instructors are registered ServSafe proctors and can administer just the exam portion only, if desired. You may opt for a print exam or an on-line exam. Food Safety Manager coursebooks, exam sheets and/or on-line exam vouchers must be purchased prior to your appointment with Esoteric Foods. These items may be purchased by visiting www.servsafe.com . Please contact Esoteric Foods at (858) 774-4514 for location information as location may change depending on day and time. All locations are in Escondido unless special arrangements are made. Travel fee of $25 may apply.
60 minutes $75
Miscellaneous payment
5 minutes $25
Miscellaneous Deposit
60 minutes $100
Miscellaneous deposit
60 minutes $50
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miscellaneous payment
$5.00
5 minutes $11
Replacement Card
5 minutes $6
"Emergency" Foodhandler Class and Exam
This service is available by special arrangement and appointment only. If you need to obtain your foodhandler's card immediately in order to work, a private class may be scheduled by contacting Esoteric Foods at (858)774-4514. This service includes the San Diego County authorized training class and exam. If you pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive your foodhandlers card immediately. If you only need to renew your current card, please see description for "Foodhandler Card Renewal - Exam only". A travel fee of $25 may apply.
3 hours $25
Foodservice Manager - Exam Only
Our instructors are registered ServSafe proctors and can administer just the exam portion only, if desired. You may opt for a print exam or an on-line exam. Food Safety Manager coursebooks, exam sheets and/or on-line exam vouchers must be purchased prior to your appointment with Esoteric Foods. These items may be purchased by visiting www.servsafe.com . Please contact Esoteric Foods at (858) 774-4514 for location information as location may change depending on day and time. All locations are in Escondido unless special arrangements are made. Travel fee of $25 may apply.
60 minutes $75
Miscellaneous payment
5 minutes $25
Miscellaneous Deposit
60 minutes $100
Miscellaneous deposit
60 minutes $50
Meet Our Staff
Kelly Layne Book with Kelly
Services:

Replacement Card

Food Handler Class - 3 hour

Food Manager Training & Exam - ServSafe®

miscellaneous payment

"Emergency" Foodhandler Class and Exam

Foodservice Manager - Exam Only

Miscellaneous payment

Miscellaneous Deposit

Miscellaneous deposit

Business Hours:
Monday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 
Closed
Thursday 
Closed
Friday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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15 reviews of Esoteric Foods
Awesome time
9/01/2014
Amanda C says: I was super nervous about taking the managers test but Kelly put my mind at ease. It was a great experience and I had an awesome time.
Awesome class!
8/24/2014
Sean H says: I was definitely dreading having to take a food handlers class, but I had an awesome time taking this one thanks to Tom and Kelly! The class itself was very professional, as well as engaging and entertaining. I recommend anyone in need of taking a food handlers class to book their class today with Tom and Kelly!
So Much Fun!
4/28/2014
samantha j says: Tom and Kelly were very welcoming and nice. The laid back feel of the class made it a lot of fun. I am so glad I took the class at Esoteric Foods and highly recommend them to anyone in need of a food handlers safety course. You won't be disappointed! 😊
Awesome class!
4/26/2014
Tiffany G says: Tom and Kelly were so great! They made the class fun and they were very informing and enthusiastic which made the class fun and interesting. Also, Tom presented all the information in a way that was easy to follow and easy to remember. I recommend taking the class with them over watching a quick boring video for sure!
The best class ever!
3/25/2014
Heather H says: Wow! Something I had been dreading for months and ended up being so perfect. Tom was such a sweet heart. It was just Alex and I on the class and we got to enjoy coffee and cookies which was completely unexpected and the view of Escondido from their house was the best I've seen. Thank you for such a fun food handlers class!!! I will definitely recommend to others! Heather H
When can I go back?
2/05/2014
Max E says: When I started looking into getting my Foodhandler Card, I expected to be sitting under fluorescent lights for three hours with a group of students and a teacher who were all as bored as me. Not so! Signing up was quick and easy, and the class itself was an awesome surprise - it was just me and Tom in a comfortable office in his lovely home. He is an excellent teacher, focusing as much on the core principles of food safety as rote memorization of rules and regulations. Funny, interesting, and excellent hosts! The three hours flew by, I aced the test in like five minutes, and felt like taking him out for a beer afterwards. I might try to get my Food Safety Manager certification just so I don't have to wait three years to go back. Don't bother looking anywhere else, Esoteric Foods is where you want to go.
Great Experience!
1/29/2014
Trey N says: This was my first time getting a food handlers card and I was lucky enough to get Tom and Kelly. They are wonderful people and great instructors. They were very professional and had great senses of humor. They are awesome!
Great class, great teachers
1/22/2014
Stephanie N says: From the day I signed up for the class through to getting my food handlers card, this was a very simple and even fun experience. Signing up was as easy as picking a day and time on a calendar and paying for the class electronically online. Directions to their home was emailed to me within two hours, as promised. Tom and Kelly are very kind people who gratefully open up their beautiful home to provide this service. The class was very clear cut and easy to understand, with emphasis on what was on the test. Tom is a very fun guy and has lots of original and eye opening ideas, about not only food safety but life itself. After taking the test I received the card immediately and was on my way. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone!!
Very nice, painless experience
1/20/2014
Bridget R says: I wasn't sure what to expect, as I've never had to get a food-handler's card before (just moved to the SD area from Minneapolis), but this was better than I could have imagined! It was a nice morning with a kind, welcoming couple who made an experience that could have been painful perfectly bearable and even enjoyable. Thanks again, Kelly and Tom!
Amazing Experience!
10/27/2013
Charel E says: Esoteric Foods is the perfect place to get a food handlers card! From start to finish the experience was simple and fast. Within minutest I received a confirmation and receipt of online payment. The day prior I received a reminder email for the class time, date and location. I arrived and they were very friendly answering questions not only about the certificate but also questions I had about my home based business! I highly recommend Esoteric Food and will definitely use them in the future!
Exceptional, Effective, & Efficient Food Handler's Training
9/05/2013
Susan H says: I'm very grateful I chose to obtain my CA Food Handler's Card through Esoteric Foods. Kelly Layne was able to accommodate me within 24 hrs of my call. Learning from her was one of the most efficient, fun, insightful, and practical experiences I've had. She is personable, has deep experience in this subject matter, and conveyed the information with creative flare. Her use of real-life examples helped me retain the information so that I could perform well on the test and apply it immediately at my new job. I'll definitely return to Esoteric Foods when it's time to renew my certification!
Great Service
8/20/2013
Whitney C says: Kelly proctored my food management test and also gave me extra documents to help me start my juice cleanse business! She is great! I will definitely be keeping tabs on Esoteric Foods.
Best class yet!!
8/02/2013
Michael M says: I needed to get a California FHC for a new job I am starting and was dreading the thought if sitting through another(already had been certified in AZ)boring, dry class. I was pleasantly surprised by what I got! An incredibly knowledgable instructor, a serene(her house, on a deck with a spectacular view) setting, and small(2)class. Wow! So enjoyable. Highly recommend! Kathy was a pleasure. I hope to need some further instructions in her field(vast)of expertise.
Food Handlers Class
6/13/2013
Lisa G says: This class was spectacular!!! It was extremely informative, the information was interesting, and I highly recommend it for ANY food safety class that must be taken. Thank you for offering such a wonderful class!!!
Excellent class, great instructror
5/22/2013
Paul S says: I am looking to expand my skills and broaden my job searching so I decided to take Esoteric Food's 3 hour food handler class the other day. Reserved and paid online and got a confirmation within minutes. Kelly Layne, the instructor, was very professional yet warm at the same time. Extremely patient and accommodating of all questions thrown at her. The class itself was presented in a non-nonsense, simple manner. From booking to completion, everything was done very professionally. If you are looking to get a food handler card in the San Diego County area, look no further.
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Business Hours
Monday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 
Closed
Thursday 
Closed
Friday 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recent Reviews
Awesome time
Amanda C says: 
I was super nervous about taking the managers test but Kelly put my mind at ease. It was a great experience and I had an awesome time.
9/01/2014
Awesome class!
Sean H says: 
I was definitely dreading having to take a food handlers class, but I had an awesome time taking this one thanks to Tom and Kelly! The class itself was very professional, as well as engaging and entertaining. I recommend anyone in need of taking a food handlers class to book their class today with Tom and Kelly!
8/24/2014
So Much Fun!
samantha j says: 
Tom and Kelly were very welcoming and nice. The laid back feel of the class made it a lot of fun. I am so glad I took the class at Esoteric Foods and highly recommend them to anyone in need of a food handlers safety course. You won't be disappointed! 😊
4/28/2014