The traditional Jacaranda Breakfast will once again sizzle on Thursday 5 November and this year budding chefs from the Clarence Valley Independent have challenged 2GF claiming their scribes can cook better sausages and fried eggs than the DJs. 2GF sales manager Paul Covington has welcomed the challenge. Mr Covington, who this month celebrates 30 years at the local station, said the Jacaranda Breakfast had already been cooked by the radio station’s staff for many years before he arrived in Jacaranda week in 1985. “With that much experience under our belt the Independent will need to have a magical set of tongs,” Mr Covington quipped adding “even Gordon Ramsay would envy our ability at flipping eggs.” Once again local businesses have thrown their support behind the breakfast donating goods and services to help feed nearly 3000 early morning revellers. “We are cooking up sausages from Holiday Coast Meats and eggs from Mid Coast eggs on Elgas barbecues served on Tip Top bread from Woolworths,” Mr Covington said. “Farmer Lous will once again have a range of fresh fruit to sample and Norco has promised to wash it all down with fresh milk or juice.” Other helpers include Grafton Hire which has a team of men who arrive early to deliver and set up tables and other equipment necessary for the breakfast. The 2GF/Clarence Valley Independent Jacaranda Breakfast will fire up at 6am in Market Square on Jacaranda Thursday.