Michael Flagg’s New Book Honors Arthur Simms, a Pioneer Chef

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'From Punch and Judy to Haute Cuisine' collects a tourism service sector history in the UK and overseas.

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It has been noted by some reviewers as an “evergreen,” and is the first book to collect this information in one publication, making it invaluable to lecturers, researchers and students at all levels of education.

With the publication of his new biography'From Punch and Judy to Haute Cuisine'- A Biography on the Life and Times of Arthur Edwin Simms 1915-2003” (published by AuthorHouse) author Michael Flagg fulfills a sacred vow: to tell the story of the late Arthur Simms, whom some consider the godfather of the modern hospitality industry in Britain.

This book is not just a biography of a man's life, but a social history of the development of hospitality and catering education in the UK and some other countries. It has been noted by some reviewers as an “evergreen,” and is the first book to collect this information in one publication, making it invaluable to lecturers, researchers and students at all levels of education.

Flagg was one of many hundreds of students of Simms, as he says “one who gained some industrial experience in three branches of hospitality before entering further and later, higher education. One of many who feel that Arthur Simms did not get the recognition he justly deserved for his services to education in the UK during his lifetime.”

More information can be found at http://www.arthursimmspioneer.com.

“'From Punch and Judy to Haute Cuisine'- A Biography on the Life and Times of Arthur Edwin Simms 1915-2003”
By Michael Flagg
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 476 pages | ISBN 9781456782658
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael Flagg is a retired university lecturer who also dabbles in the theatre. He credits his hero Arthur Simms with giving him his "second chance" in life, staying in touch with him right up until Simms’ death in 2003. Two years earlier, he made a promise to Simms, his mentor and inspiration, that he would publish Simms’ story. This fascinating biography and memoir is the result.

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