Chef Azmin founded Sapphire at School with the vision of “Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start”®. The program currently partners with schools in Orange County and prepares fresh and wholesome meals served to more than 5,500 students daily from ages pre-K to high school.

Sapphire at School was created to provide a unique foundation for schools to teach and engage students about real foods, get them excited about fresh fruits and vegetables, and feed them delicious, balanced meals prepared by professional chefs.

We know a healthy lifestyle is more than one meal, but lunch seems like a great place to start! Our team of health and culinary experts have created an innovative school lunch program – as fresh and nutritious as it is flavorful. In the classroom, on the field, and at home, our Sapphire at School partners experience the benefits of eating wholesome foods.

Let’s work together to create a smarter, happier future one meal at a time!


Chef Azmin Ghahreman was born in Iran and educated in Geneva, Switzerland, where he received his formal culinary training in French cuisine at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Chef Azmin has lived and worked all over the globe. He has served as the executive chef at international 5-star hotels and through the years, has created several of his own highly successful culinary-inspired businesses. He has gained the reputation of being the leader in Southern California for innovative culinary concepts from global cuisine at Sapphire Laguna Restaurant in Laguna Beach to creative cutting edge special events by Sapphire Catering.

His international-oriented cooking styles and avid interest in utilizing the best ingredients available distinguish him on the culinary map. He is known for saying, “the sky is not the limit.”