The Culinary Institute of America is partnering with former Pace Foods owner/CEO Kit Goldsbury to open the CIA’s Center for Foods of the Americas (CFA) to promote Latino diversity in the U.S. foodservice industry. Located in San Antonio, the new education and research center is intended to become an international center for those seeking to experience, learn about, and research Latin American cuisines. Goldsbury is pledging up to $28 million to the CIA, with $20 million of that earmarked for scholarship programs, and is also spending $7 million to construct a new facility in San Antonio to house the CFA as a new branch campus of the CIA. The gift is the largest in the history of culinary education, the CIA said in a release announcing the deal. Goldsbury’s gift will primarily fund scholarships for approximately 150 students to pursue their culinary educations each year, as well as the educational facilities on both CIA campuses.