Millie Peartree Cupcakes & More was Founded by Millie Peartree in 2009 and inspired by her mother Millie Bell and her time growing up in the south. Millieʼs petite indulgences have big southern ﬂavors that carry on her familyʼs tradition of creating happiness and joyful memories through food. Millieʼs unique variety of 22 different ﬂavored cupcakes-which include red velvet, mint condition, raspberry lemonade, banana pudding, pineapple upside down and carrot cake-are all about enjoying unique, mouthwatering desserts in moderation.
Millieʼs mother also stressed to her daughter the value of an education. After high school, Millie attended college, and though no pots, pans or spatulas were needed for her major, she never lost the desire to cook. Unfortunately, in 2002, her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer and four years later lost her battle with the disease. Millie then took responsibility for her four siblings, two of whom are autistic. As she was embracing her new care giving role, she realized that she needed to be at home, cooking and comforting her family with the food they grew up with. As time passed her desire to cook remained strong, Millie knew that this was the way she could comfort herself and bring happiness to others. After Millie entered a bake off and won best in show with her mini red velvet cupcakes, the rest, as they say, “is history”.
Millie Peartree Cupcakes & More is a growing business that can accommodate anything from simple dinner parties with friends to children’s parties and even large corporate events. In the past she has partnered with Mary J. Blige and Steve Stouteʼs non-proﬁt organization FFAWN (The Foundation for the Advancement of Woman Now) and was recognized with their “Rising Phoenix” award, which is a grant that recognizes the achievements of rising entrepreneurs. Millie also created cupcakes for Alicia Keysʼ Keep A Child Alive Black Ball and the VH1 Save The Music Gala. Millie is no stranger to the social scene either – her mini-cupcakes have been a huge hit at celebrity birthday parties for the likes of Steve Stoute, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. In addition to the aforementioned names; Taraji Henson, Tyson Beckford, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Naomi Campbell, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Dr. Oz are just a few of the other celebrities who have had the pleasure of enjoying the great homemade ﬂavors of Millieʼs Cupcakes.
Today, Millie is a renowned private chef and owner of the full scale catering company Millie Peartree Catering. She counts Delta Airlines, Gizmodo, YouTube, MKG, Viacom and more as her clients. Millie Peartree Catering also prepares catered meals for the New York City Department of Education's weekly College Preparatory program. Never one to waste a single hour in the day, Millie is preparing to open the doors to her first restaurant. Millie Peartree Soul Food & Fish Fry opened her first restaurant in Millie's hometown of the Bronx, New York in the Spring of 2017. With a desire to create jobs and bring a new culinary option to the city that has contributed so much to who she is, Millie is going into this tremendous undertaking with her head high and her heart full.