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!

appetizer rib bites

Appetizer Rib Bites


flax seeds ready for baking

Flax Seeds Ready For Baking


hot plate cooking

Hot Plate Cooking


kids hands doing fun kitchen baking

Kids Hands Doing Fun Kitchen Baking


baked clams fine dining

Baked Clams Fine Dining


candy cane brownie close up

Candy Cane Brownie Close Up


fried chicken and waffles

Fried Chicken And Waffles


eggs up

Eggs Up


kid rolling cookie dough

Kid Rolling Cookie Dough


plated and sliced apple pie

Plated And Sliced Apple Pie


extra chocolate chocolate cake

Extra Chocolate Chocolate Cake


sizzling and camping

Sizzling And Camping


chestnuts bunched together in a cloth

Chestnuts Bunched Together In A Cloth


a row of colored macarons in shadows

A Row Of Colored Macarons In Shadows


plate of pastel macarons portrait

Plate Of Pastel Macarons Portrait


an abundance of food choices

An Abundance Of Food Choices


a top-down view of some classy cocktails

A Top-Down View Of Some Classy Cocktails


fall leaf cookies in the kitchen

Fall Leaf Cookies In The Kitchen


macaron pyramid on the side of photo

Macaron Pyramid On The Side Of Photo


fresh baked pastry at modern cafe

Fresh Baked Pastry At Modern Cafe


close up of chestnut flatlay

Close Up Of Chestnut Flatlay


wooden mortar and pestle

Wooden Mortar And Pestle


a stream of milk pours into triangle-shaped measuring glass

A Stream Of Milk Pours Into Triangle-shaped Measuring Glass


three pastel macarons

Three Pastel Macarons


row of macarons with reflection

Row Of Macarons With Reflection


hands holds tongs going in for a bite

Hands Holds Tongs Going In For A Bite


a tower of macarons in a teapot

A Tower Of Macarons In A Teapot


close up of fresh bread

Close Up Of Fresh Bread


a hot bowl of soup on a table top

A Hot Bowl Of Soup On A Table Top


spicy sushi rolls

Spicy Sushi Rolls


toasted marshmallow on gourmet donuts

Toasted Marshmallow On Gourmet Donuts


chestnuts lined up in a flatlay

Chestnuts Lined Up In A Flatlay


puff pastry plated

Puff Pastry Plated


piece of salmon on the grill

Piece Of Salmon On The Grill


moody macaron pyramid

Moody Macaron Pyramid


rosemary on slate

Rosemary On Slate


childs hand making cookies

Childs Hand Making Cookies


plate of pastel macarons with negative space

Plate Of Pastel Macarons With Negative Space


sizzle and sparkes

Sizzle And Sparkes


preparing food with gloves

Preparing Food With Gloves


little pastries

Little Pastries


piece of grilled salmon

Piece of Grilled Salmon


cake decoration

Cake Decoration


hand holding small cake

Hand Holding Small Cake


cooking on gas

Cooking On Gas


gold necklace next to colorful macarons

Gold Necklace Next To Colorful Macarons


a moody macaron pyramid

A Moody Macaron Pyramid


rice and chopsticks

Rice And Chopsticks


woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies


cake in a corner

Cake In A Corner


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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.