Sapphire Culinary Group named Dieter Hissin the company's director of operations. Sapphire Culinary Group operates a variety of foodservice-related businesses including Sapphire Laguna, a restaurant based in the Southern California city.

Hissin's background includes working The Balboa Bay Club & Resort and Island Hotel Newport Beach. As director of operations, he will oversee all operations of Sapphire Culinary Group, including the company's retail, catering and consulting businesses.