We are hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen and former CEO of Medifast, Inc

Feb 19, 2018, 10:00 PM – Feb 20, 2018, 12:45 AM

This is a MUST ATTEND event. We're hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen. Terra's is Michael's 3rd highly successful Maryland based venture. We're going to walk through his entrepreneurship journey and discuss his successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. We'll be raffling a selection of Terra's custom made, home delivered gourmet meals to lucky attendees.

In-person event

About this event

We're thrilled to be hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen, his third Maryland based venture.  Terra’s Kitchen is a highly successful startup that provides the quickest, easiest, healthiest fresh food in the marketplace and delivers nationwide.

Michael is going to walk us through his entrepreneurship journey from a financial analyst at the Blackstone Group to CEO of NYSE traded, Owings Mills based Medifast, Inc., to co-founder and CEO of Tandem Legal Group and Tandem Advisory Group,, and now founding Terra's Kitchen, Our chat will explore his successes, failures, and lessons learned of which there are many and Michael has a way of sharing that is riveting.  

Michael states "I started my career in private equity because I wanted to learn how businesses “worked”. I then moved onto the world of running a consumer goods business, because I wanted to learn how to apply that knowledge to the “real world.” I started a legal and consulting firm because I wanted to help others experience growth, while I learned how to operate a services business. I started Terra’s Kitchen because I wanted to grow a business that would allow me to recreate the family dinner experiences I had as a kid with my own family." He goes on to say "The meal kit market is growing quickly, as entrepreneurs see business opportunity in families' busy schedules and desire for healthy, home-cooked meals, and I want to be part of this opportunity."

 We'll be raffling a selection of Terra's custom made, home delivered gourmet meals to lucky attendees.

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  • Michael McDevitt

    Terra's Kitchen

    Founder, CEO



February 19 – 20, 2018
10:00 PM – 12:45 AM UTC


10:00 PMRelax & Make Friends
11:00 PMFIreside with Michael McDevitt
12:00 AMLocal Startup-Terra's Kitchen


  • Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

  • Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

  • Nichole Kelly

    CEI, True North Growth Labs

  • Tariq Najee-ullah

    Patent Insider


  • Mel Litter

    Elemental Impact Solutions

    CEO, Elemental Consulting

  • Jason Mantzouranis

    Cachet Mode LLC

    COO, Project/Program Manager

  • Connor Boundy

    Atlantis Capital

    Executive Producer-Web 3 Series

  • Luke Pillarella

    Atlantis Capital, LLC

    Executive Producer - Web 3 Series

  • Sean Sutherland


    Chapter Co-Director

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


Terra's Kitchen logo

Terra's Kitchen

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship logo

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

360 Strategy Solutions Group logo

360 Strategy Solutions Group

Espsmart logo


Outerloop Media logo

Outerloop Media

Stokes Branding and Marketing logo

Stokes Branding and Marketing

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