Sapphire Culinary Group, a collection of innovative brands founded by Chef Azmin Ghahreman, has announced the addition of Dieter Hissin to the management team. The group includes Sapphire Laguna, Sapphire Pantry, Sapphire at School, Sapphire at Work, Sapphire Catering, and AG Consulting. Each is devoted to bringing the bold flavors and exciting tastes of globally inspired, freshly interpreted cuisine to discerning customers.

Hissin comes to Sapphire with extensive experience in luxury hospitality and resort management for properties including The Balboa Bay Club & Resort and Island Hotel Newport Beach. As director of operations, Hissin will oversee all operations of Sapphire Culinary Group, improving procedures and developing innovative programs that support the company’s growth initiatives.

“With his unparalleled level of experience in fine dining and operations, Dieter is an excellent addition to the management team,” says Chef Ghahreman, owner/founder. “We are confident he will bring great value as we work together to strategically expand our brands and position Sapphire Culinary Group as an industry leader.”

“I am a longtime fan of Chef Azmin and Sapphire Laguna, and I am honored to join such a passionate team of culinary experts,” Hissin says. “I’ve always known that Sapphire Laguna was special, and I’m looking forward to building upon its already sterling reputation.”

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