Local chef and business owner Tom McNary is the new chef at Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar in downtown Santa Cruz. Soif – a mainstay on the farm-to-table dining local landscape – offers a comfortable venue to enjoy local and seasonal fare complemented by unique wines from around the globe. Soif Wine Merchant, adjacent to the eatery, is a 500-bottle retail shop featuring wines reflective of the place they are grown. Tom McNary began his cooking career at Chez Panisse in the mid-1980s and has owned a local catering company before coming to Soif. His strong relationships with local growers with whom he sourced from over the past two decades will serve him well in his new role.