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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kosher salt with thyme

Kosher Salt With Thyme


green and red chilies

Green And Red Chilies


a cheese and fruit board with cocktails

A Cheese And Fruit Board With Cocktails


family restaurant meals on table

Family Restaurant Meals On Table


macaron heart black background

Macaron Heart Black Background


french fries phone photography

French Fries Phone Photography


celebration cake on pink surface

Celebration Cake On Pink Surface


star anise and cinnamon sticks

Star Anise And Cinnamon Sticks


brownie with candy cane and milk

Brownie With Candy Cane And Milk


close up of warm dinner setting

Close Up Of Warm Dinner Setting


fruit and veggie cirlces angle view

Fruit And Veggie Cirlces Angle View


fry basket with frites and chicken

Fry Basket With Frites And Chicken


recipe box

recipe box


two people share a kiss in the kitchen cooking

Two People Share A Kiss In The Kitchen Cooking


autumn baking fun

Autumn Baking Fun


korean bbq and restaurant dining

Korean Bbq And Restaurant Dining


grilled japanese food

Grilled Japanese Food


a decadent cake at outdoor celebration

A Decadent Cake At Outdoor Celebration


peppers and other vegetables flatlay

Peppers And Other Vegetables Flatlay


ramen bowl with sides

Ramen Bowl With Sides


busy hands playing with white dough

Busy Hands Playing With White Dough


grilled seafood platter

Grilled Seafood Platter


taco shells with black beans and fried chicken

Taco Shells With Black Beans And Fried Chicken


breakfast sandwich in hand

Breakfast Sandwich In Hand


gourmet pasta in white bowl

Gourmet Pasta In White Bowl


cracking egg for baking

Cracking Egg For Baking


pink and red cupcakes on a white background

Pink And Red Cupcakes On A White Background


savory crepe with salad

Savory Crepe With Salad


milk and brownies

Milk And Brownies


japanese kitchen knife and tomatos

Japanese Kitchen Knife And Tomatos


moroccan dining tagine and flatbreads

Moroccan Dining Tagine And Flatbreads


gourmet donuts sweet treats

Gourmet Donuts Sweet Treats


person carries a wooden box full of dough balls

Person Carries A Wooden Box Full Of Dough Balls


plates being prepared for service in a restaurant kitchen

Plates Being Prepared For Service In A Restaurant Kitchen


bowl of soup and rustic crusty bread

Bowl Of Soup And Rustic Crusty Bread


shop window showing a variety of pastries

Shop Window Showing A Variety Of Pastries


herby line-up

Herby Line-up


a cheese board accompanied by drinks

Charcuterie Board Accompanied By Drinks


close up of chestnut flatlay

Close Up Of Chestnut Flatlay


chestnuts bunched together in a cloth

Chestnuts Bunched Together In A Cloth


a flatlay of the breakfast table

A Flatlay Of The Breakfast Table


cupcakes with red icing and small confetti hearts

Cupcakes With Red Icing And Small Confetti Hearts


freshly baked bread in hands

Freshly Baked Bread In Hands


pie baking in oven

Pie Baking In Oven


assorted pastries

Assorted Pastries


oysters on the half shell

Oysters On The Half Shell


italian meatballs with toast

Italian Meatballs With Toast


rainbow measuring cups

Rainbow Measuring Cups


three ice cream bars hang from clothespins upside down

Three Ice Cream Bars Hang From Clothespins Upside Down


child makes cookies

Child Makes Cookies


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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.