Food Safety

ServSafe Food Safety Manager and Food Handler Classes: 

Private classes are available at your place of business.OPEN THIS FLYER for prices and student minimums.  Contact to book dates. 

All classes are conducted in English.  Spanish texts and exams are available upon request.  You MUST request separately after registration. Contact, or 773-550-9642.

Chicago Food Safety Manager classes: ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification and City of Chicago Food Manager Certificate, good for five years, provided class completed and 75% test score.

New Illinois law effective July 1, 2014 changes requirements for Food Manager Certification. All new and renewing managers have same ONE DAY class requirement and passing grade on test. More details on our BLOG.

St. Michael's Church Parish Center
1711 N. Cleveland, in Old Town
FREE parking
near Sedgwick Brown Line Stop
Bring your own coffee & lunch

$250 includes textbook, exam and City of Chicago certificate.

Tuesday, January 13, 8:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday, February 10, 8:30am-5:30pm


Chicago Food Safety Manager EXAM ONLY

For anyone that needs to retake the exam, or has taken an online class and needs to take the exam only.  Same location as class listed above: St. Michael's Parish Center, 1711 N Cleveland. 

EXAM ONLY fee is $150 and includes your City of Chicago certificate. EXAM ONLY participants MUST do the following:

1. arrive promptly at 4:00pm
2. EVERYONE: bring Photo ID, it's mandatory
3. Online students: proof of training hours from online class
4. Renewing students: copy of your City or State Certificate

Students have up to 2 hours to complete exam. Dates:

Tuesday, January 13, 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 10, 4:00pm


Safe Food Handler Training

As mentioned in my blog, Illinois requires Safe Food Handler Training for all restaurant employees that handle food or food contact surfaces effective July 1, 2014.  New law FAQ's here. 

LSK teaches private Food Handler training, $35 per student, 20 students minimum. Includes black light handwashing exercise that makes big impression on your people.  Contact with your desired dates and location.  If you have a small number of people to train, handle online at 



Certificates Explained:  CLICK HERE to see all the certificates for food managers and handlers working in Chicago. 

Need a City or State certificate?  If you have either City or State Certificate, and need the other, you can obtain by using the forms we have linked below:

If you have a City of Chicago Certificate, but need one from State of Illinois, USE THIS FORM.

If you have a State of Illinois Certificate, but need one from City of Chicago, USE THIS FORM.