Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an executive sous chef.

An executive sous chef supervises the production of food, ensures its quality and that of the service, and is a direct assistant as well as second in command to the executive chef in the various restaurants associated with a company. He/she takes charge when the executive chef is not around.

Other duties include carrying out the instructions of the executive chef, ensuring cleanliness, accounting for the inventory, scheduling kitchen staff, performing line checks, filling in for a line cook, supervising line cooks, performing continuous training to kitchen staff, ensuring kitchen staff use the right amount of ingredients in preparation of food, preparing meals, planning the menu and making sure that quality ingredients are used, and the final product is of high quality.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Accept constructive feedback and also be willing to give others feedback?

To learn to deliver a summarized speech while capturing all the key intended points.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage and support others during tough times in order to help them see the best in themselves during these difficult times

Avoid talking when one doesn't have anything positive to say about a colleague to avoid hurting or upsetting them

[employee comments goal]

Decide to be dedicated to the services of the company and remain so

Learn to work alongside others both in group setting and individual tasks

[employee comments goal]

Embrace the right attitude every day you show up for work

Respect everyone ? customers, coworkers, and management for a swift-working place

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate emotions and avoid excessive criticism of situations

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Practice waiting for a few hours or days before making a decision or responding to an emotionally -charged or difficult situation

Brainstorm solutions or alternatives to disappointments/frustrations rather than acting out or complaining

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the source of the information in order to ensure that it is reliable and that it is backed up by evidence

Compare and contrast similar contexts in order to start understanding the differences between them

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are realistic and exciting in order to feel motivated to achieve them

Work closely with underperforming team members in order to identify where the problem is and try to solve it in order to make them more productive

[employee comments goal]

Check the team's schedule to see if there are tasks that one could cut to give team members more time to concentrate on higher-priority tasks

Check the final product against the expected results for differences in requirements or any other inconsistencies

[employee comments goal]

Volunteer in community activities within the community that supports the venture

Show more willingness to learn how to make better financial decisions

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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