SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s a look at some College Kitchen Basics available and remember, this is just a “taste” of what’s in store for your needs:

Everyday essentials like turners and tongs from OXO ($7.95-$14.95)

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Lunch containers ($17.95-$19.95)     

Thermoses ($15.95-$18.95)

Melamine plates and bowls that won’t break from $5.95-$10.95

Storage Containers ($9.95-21.95)

Baskets that are colanders – these let you carry your kitchen tools easily and clean then if the kitchen is a share space $12.95.

While Downtown just around the corner is Sadie’s (65 Valley Street), Fisher’s other store featuring a wide selection of T-shirts and other clothing for women and men, most with a concern for the ecology.


Catherine Fisher is a local businesswoman who brings 15 years of experience to the industry. Her stores, Sadie’s and Kitchen a la Mode, have a distinct focus on giving back to the community and collaborating with other female entrepreneurs in supporting local businesses in the SOMA area.