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High hopes for Eastern delights DREAMS of her own restaurant, with signature dishes being from her Lithuanian homeland, are now fixed in the mind of a Hull teenager, whose life has direction and meaning thanks to CatZero. Erica Adomaviciute appreciates there is a lot of hard work to come, but she is determined to climb the ladder of success. “It is small steps and I have so very much to learn, but you never know what I could do in the future,” said Erica. Erica was just 15 when she came over to Hull from Lithuania. Joining her mum, she attended Rise Academy and St Mary’s College, before a spell with Princes Trust. However, still unsure of what her future would hold Erica’s life changed forever when she heard about the 2018 CatZero programme for NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training), which was supported by J. Marr (Seafoods) Ltd and Andrew Marr International Ltd. By the end of the programme she had passed qualifications in First Aid, Health and Safety in the Workplace, COSHH, Manual Handling and Competent Crew from the Royal Yachting Association. She also took part in café cookery days and, of course, the long-sail from Hull to the Isle of Wight and back. But, more importantly, she had a clear career path and with the help of CatZero move-on team member Fiona Daggett she has begun a six-week City & New confidence: Budding chef Erica Adomaviciute. Guilds Level Two Professional Cookery Course at the Malmo Food Park. “CatZero gave me so much more confidence, independence and happiness. I now know that people will help if you ask, and you shouldn’t be afraid to do so,” said Erica. You never know you may just be served her favourite dish, Lithuanian Dumplings, in her own restaurant in the future. “Well you never know,” she added!

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