This week on From Scratch:

Skip BennettIsland Creek Oysters supplies oysters to more than 400 chefs across the United States. Restaurants that serve its oysters include Thomas Keller’s Per Se and French Laundry, the Eastern Standard in Boston, and the Oyster Bar in New York’s Grand Central Station. The company sells roughly 120,000 oysters per week, and close to 6 million oysters per year.

Skip speaks with Jessica about how he helped to pioneer the rebirth of the oyster industry in the United States, from scratch.

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Jake WoodTeam Rubicon is an organization comprised of former veterans who apply their military experience to emergency situations, working as first responders internationally. Jake served in the military, in Iraq and Afghanistan, before returning to civilian life. He started Team Rubicon initially in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Jake speaks with Jessica about how he repurposed his military skills to start Team Rubicon, from scratch.

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