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Personal Chef San Diego, Rose Bent, honors Candy Wallace by cooking her signature meatloaf

Rose Bent, is celebrating her 20th year anniversary as a personal chef her in San Diego, She is honoring Candy Wallace by cooking her signature meatloaf, with Chinese 5 spice. If you are interested in this recipe, the ingredients and cooking instructions is listed below… So read on.

Before we continue on, it makes sense to pose this question: Who is Candy Wallace and why Rose is honoring her? Well, for one important reason: Her valuable contribution as a personal chef San Diego industry. As Rose Bent puts it in her own words, “20 years ago today I became a personal chef, Candy Wallace started the industry in San Diego. In honoring her, I am cooking her signature meatloaf, with Chinese 5 spice. Many a client has made this their favorite throughout the years.”

Here’s more interesting facts about Wallace:

  • She is recognized as the founder of personal chef industry in San Diego
  • Founder and Executive Director of the American Personal and Private Chef Association
  • She has devoted nearly five (5) decades to the foodservice industry as a commercial chef, caterer, personal chef, private chef, teacher, mentor, and executive director.
  • She received a Medallion of Excellence from the Foodservice Educators Network International for her contribution to the industry.
  • She also co-authored The Professional Personal Chef: The Business of Doing Business as a Personal Chef

And now, Wallace’s popular meatloaf recipe!



– 2 lbs ground sirloin
– 1 3⁄4 cups toasted bread, rough chopped (as for stuffing)
– 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
– 1⁄2 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
– 1⁄2 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
– 1 1⁄2 cups granny smith apples, finely chopped- 3 large eggs
– 2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
– 3 tablespoons creamed horseradish
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 3⁄4 cup ketchup
– 2 tablespoons prepared mustard


– 1 (16 ounce) can frozen condensed apple juice
– 1⁄2 cup fat free chicken broth
– 1⁄2 cup ketchup
– 2 -3 teaspoons asian five-spice powder


1. With wooden spoon, mix all ingredients in large bowl.
2. Shape into loaf; place on half baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through. Top with “stripe” of glaze prior to service.

Note: This meatloaf is also fun baked in muffin tins for a little visual twist.


Approximately 15 minutes before meatloaf is cooked through, prepare glaze by combining liquids in saucepot. Reduce to glaze consistency. Add five-spice powder. Cook a few minutes more.

So, there you are. Happy cooking!

Happy Anniversary Bent on Cooking!

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