122 South Kalmia Street
Escondido, California 92025

About the Owner

Kayla Siaca started working at EscoGelato as a senior in high school. Kayla was one of the five employees that originally started working right as EscoGelato opened in March 2012. It was her dream to visit Italy and in 2018 that dream came true when Suzanne and Kayla headed to Rimini, Italy for a gelato convention. That is the moment Kayla knew EscoGelato was no longer just a job, but it was a passion. Kayla fell in love with the food and gelato in Italy and finally understood exactly why her Italian nana was so passionate while she cooked.

“I am so happy to finally make my first job my dream job. I will continue to put a smile on people’s faces with a simple scoop of gelato and carry on the traditions that Suzanne worked so hard to achieve.  All I want is to make my nana proud and I hope you stop by and see what EscoGelato has to offer.” – Kayla Siaca

About the Founder

Suzanne Schaffner lives in Escondido with her husband Jacob and their children Levi and Jameson.  They enjoy gardening, entertaining, and traveling in their free time.

Suzanne grew up in Escondido and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. During college, Suzanne studied in Salamanca, Spain, and fell in love with gelato.  After college, Suzanne worked for Hewlett Packard in Stuttgart, Germany, and lived above a gelateria and the love affair continued. Owning a business in downtown Escondido has been a long-time dream for Suzanne.

“I am so excited to see this dream finally come true. I love to cook, I love that Escondido is like a small town, and I love making people happy. I hope you come and see what the hype is all about when it comes to freshly made gelato!” – Suzanne Schaffner



To be considered for employment please email:
Only submissions with resumes attached (preferably in pdf form) and availability will be considered. Thank you so much for your interest in working with EscoGelato.