Ana Hooper is vice president of total quality for Darden. She leads a team of more than 50 professionals responsible for all aspects of supplier and restaurant food safety and quality.
Hooper and her team ensure the safety and quality of more than 2,000 products from 1,500 suppliers in more than 35 countries around the world. They are also responsible for food safety and quality practices in nearly 1,800 Darden restaurants.
Hooper is a member of the National Fisheries Institute, Global Aquaculture Alliance, Conference of Food Protection and Global Food Safety Initiative. She serves on the United Fresh Produce Association board of directors.