Cooking photos

Browse our gallery of cooking and baking images. From chefs preparing ingredients in the kitchen to bakers sifting flour - all our images are free to download and use on your next commercial project!

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hands prepare to cut a carrot with a knife

Hands Prepare To Cut A Carrot With A Knife


knife with a zucchini cut in half

Knife With A Zucchini Cut In Half


Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface

Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface


plum cake in a silver cake tray

Plum Cake In A Silver Cake Tray


ceramic bowl filled with cooked brown balls

Ceramic Bowl Filled With Cooked Brown Balls


stove top and pan filled with onions and peppers

Stove Top And Pan Filled With Onions And Peppers


two hands holding two forks

Two Hands Holding Two Forks


cracking an egg above fresh dough on marble surface

Cracking An Egg Above Fresh Dough On Marble Surface


close up of red peppers and onions

Close Up Of Red Peppers And Onions


eight bagels on a silver metal cooling rack

Eight Bagels On A Silver Metal Cooling Rack


three ice cream bars hang from clothespins upside down

Three Ice Cream Bars Hang From Clothespins Upside Down


stacked croissant sliced in half showing fluffy pastry

Stacked Croissant Sliced In Half Showing Fluffy Pastry


person holds a glass bottle and carrots by their tops

Person Holds A Glass Bottle And Carrots By Their Tops


wooden rolling pin lays on top of rolled out dough

Wooden Rolling Pin Lays On Top Of Rolled Out Dough


slices of homemade pizza with olives on a green plate

Slices Of Homemade Pizza With Olives On A Green Plate


Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open To The Cake Section In A Wooden Surface

Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open On A Wooden Surface


minimal blue plate of food and a place setting

Minimal Blue Plate Of Food And A Place Setting


white stove with a silver pan is bathed in window light

White Stove With A Silver Pan Is Bathed In Window Light


styled plate with pastry on a white plate ready to serve

Styled Plate With Pastry On A White Plate Ready To Serve


camera looks down at a glass jar filled with red sauce

Camera Looks Down At A Glass Jar Filled With Red Sauce


star cookie with green icing and sprinkles

Star Cookie With Green Icing And Sprinkles


cookie with red icing and green and red sprinkles

Cookie With Red Icing And Green And Red Sprinkles


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Cooking photography to whet your appetite

Hungry for appetizing cooking photos? Think of this as your very own, all-you-can-download cooking images buffet. Our HD collection include images of ingredients from your favorite meals alongside pictures of creative dishes and delicious sides.

You’ll find pictures of chefs using all their senses; touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound, in order to prepare masterpieces in the kitchen. You’ll also find pictures of bakers losing themselves in focus as they attentively cook up a tantalizing meal.

For some, the flow of cooking is a meditative experience. Cooking helps them relax and unwind. For others, cooking is an art form and they treat the meals they prepare as a canvas. Every chop, stir and taste representing a stroke of a paintbrush. Some people love to nurture their friends and family through cooking, as a way of showing them their love and care.

In this age of fast food and technology, we can all appreciate when time and care go into the food we eat. Our gallery captures the most telling, passionate and inspiring cooking moments. So, whether you’re a loving mother with a blog, or an international chain of restaurants looking to add high-quality imagery to your sales and marketing assets, our expertly captured images are perfect.

Free for commercial and personal use, you can modify, print and publish our images without worrying about attribution. Just be sure to keep checking back for more culinary photography — because we’re always expanding our collection.