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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appetizer rib bites

Appetizer Rib Bites


a decadent cake at outdoor celebration

A Decadent Cake At Outdoor Celebration


flax seeds ready for baking

Flax Seeds Ready For Baking


wooden mortar and pestle

Wooden Mortar And Pestle


baked clams fine dining

Baked Clams Fine Dining


freshly baken sourdough bread

Freshly Baken Sourdough Bread


baker kneading out dough

Baker Kneading Out Dough


fresh baked pastry at modern cafe

Fresh Baked Pastry At Modern Cafe


hand holding small cake

Hand Holding Small Cake


plate of pastel macarons portrait

Plate Of Pastel Macarons Portrait


kid rolling cookie dough

Kid Rolling Cookie Dough


cake in a corner

Cake In A Corner


chestnuts lined up in a flatlay

Chestnuts Lined Up In A Flatlay


a top-down view of some classy cocktails

A Top-Down View Of Some Classy Cocktails


fried chicken and waffles

Fried Chicken And Waffles


cupcakes with red icing and small confetti hearts

Cupcakes With Red Icing And Small Confetti Hearts


red velvet in black room

Red Velvet In Black Room


pink on pink macaron tower

Pink On Pink Macaron Tower


close up of left side of macaron pyramid

Close Up Of Left Side Of Macaron Pyramid


plated and sliced apple pie

Plated And Sliced Apple Pie


proud baker

Proud Baker


kids playing with cookie decorations

Kids Playing With Cookie Decorations


hands slice red pepper on wooden cutting board

Hands Slice Red Pepper On Wooden Cutting Board


rice and chopsticks

Rice And Chopsticks


cupcakes in rows against a red background

Cupcakes In Rows Against A Red Background


a row of colored macarons in shadows

A Row Of Colored Macarons In Shadows


macaron pyramid on the side of photo

Macaron Pyramid On The Side Of Photo


assorted macarons placed on natural wood

Assorted Macarons Placed On Natural Wood


boxed macarons in a line

Boxed Macarons In A Line


toasted marshmallow on gourmet donuts

Toasted Marshmallow On Gourmet Donuts


puff pastry plated

Puff Pastry Plated


three pastel macarons

Three Pastel Macarons


kids and cookies

Kids And Cookies


spicy sushi rolls

Spicy Sushi Rolls


rounds of raw meat on butcher paper

Rounds Of Raw Meat On Butcher Paper


busy hands playing with white dough

Busy Hands Playing With White Dough


floral tart with white frosting

Floral Tart With White Frosting


close up of empty pink plate with leaf

Close Up Of Empty Pink Plate With Leaf


beetroot salad on the plate

Beetroot Salad On The Plate


woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies


person slicing into fresh bread

Person Slicing Into Fresh Bread


Stacked Cheeseburger On Yellow Background

Stacked Cheeseburger On Yellow Background


cake decoration

Cake Decoration


row of macarons with reflection

Row Of Macarons With Reflection


gold necklace next to colorful macarons

Gold Necklace Next To Colorful Macarons


beetroot salad with garlic and parsley

Beetroot Salad With Garlic And Parsley


wood handled knife surrounded by vegetables

Wood Handled Knife Surrounded By Vegetables


red velvet delight

Red Velvet Delight


macarons piled up in a high pile

Macarons Piled Up In A High Pile


little pastries

Little Pastries


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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.