Our Story

Chef Trina Monique is the Owner and Executive Cupcake Stylist behind the Trés Chic Cupcake Brand. A single mother at a young age, Trina put herself through college while working in Corporate America in the Banking Industry as an Assistant Vice President for four years. Through hard work and determination she was promoted to Vice President, a position that she held for over six years. It wasn’t until the untimely death of her mother that Trina began to immerse herself in baking again, a pastime she shared with her.

Trina’s passion for Culinary Arts, coupled with her drive to succeed, moved her to follow her true passion and pursue her dreams of baking full time. Chef Trina went on to graduate from The School of Culinary Arts and today she is successfully building her Trés Chic empire. In less than two years, Trina has become the “go-to” cupcake couturier for some of your favorite celebrities, fashion designers and Fortune 500 companies. She has been called on to create specialty custom cupcakes for high profile clients such as: Donna Karan, Serena Williams, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Common, Big Sean, NBA stars Kyle Lowry & Danny Green, The New York Knicks, Bravo TV, Own TV, VH1, Music Choice, Black Enterprise, Colgate, Belaire Rosè, Ciroc, Hennessy, The Source, Jones Magazine, Pynk Magazine and Elite Magazine just to name a few! Chef Trina’s dedication to creating high quality confections and customizing each order is the key to her success.

Trés Chic Cupcakes originated in 2010 from PStarr Catering (which was named in honor of Trina’s late mother). Due to the overwhelming demand for Trés Chic’s signature flavors and custom designs, the cupcakery became its own entity, giving our clients a personalized bite of cupcake goodness while bringing their unique visions to life. Renowned for our Signature Banana Cream and Vanilla Peach & Cream Cupcake, our decadent alcohol infused cupcakes have been said to also “tease the palate”. Our other specialties include custom flavor creation, photo personalization, logo designs, gift boxes, packaging and our cupcake chic shooters™. We are located in Long Island, New York, servicing the New York metro area.