About the Chef

My name is Polina Antonova. I am a cook and a food enthusiast born and raised in Moscow, Russia, and living in San Rafael, California. I enjoy cooking modern Californian and world fusion cuisine with a light old world accent, and carrying on the tradition of Eastern European cooking that my grandma taught me, adapting it to use the fresh local ingredients that we are all so lucky to have here.

I love cooking in my own and other people's kitchens, in backyards, on sailboats, over campfires, on charcoal barbecues in our beautiful parks, on the beaches, in the ski cabins, or anywhere I can have a fire going and a gathering of people who appreciate fine food.
Caliblini personal chef and her buckwheat pancakes
I am a member of USPCA, a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, and I have taken cooking classes and practiced my art at the Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena, CA, and in various cooking schools and restaurants here in California, in Europe, the Americas and Hawaii. Did I mention my grandma's kitchen back in Russia?

Please visit my personal food blog "...and then we eat" for more pictures, recipes, and food travel stories.

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

Member US Personal Chef Association    Caliblini Personal Chef Service Chefs, San Francisco

Friends of Caliblini

Marin Farmers Market - The best seasonal fruits and vegetables. Thursdays and Sundays at Marin Civic Center
Wildflour Bread Bakery - Wood Fired Brick Oven Baked Bread Bakery & Organic Garden
Marin French Cheese Co. - Artisan Crafted Fine Cheeses
Beaver Creek Winery - Organic Winery
Salmon Creek Ranch - Duck, Duck eggs, Goat, Honey
Holding Ranch - Grass-fed beef and lamb
Dinner Tool - Meal Planner
Toast - American Comfort Cuisine
Maggie's Meals - NYC Catering
Jacqueline's Goodies  - Home-baked cookies