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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bread roll tied up in a bow

Bread Roll Tied Up In A Bow

puff pastry plated

Puff Pastry Plated

layered cake with decorative napkin

Layered Cake With Decorative Napkin

macarons piled up in a high pile

Macarons Piled Up In A High Pile

spicy sushi rolls

Spicy Sushi Rolls

hand pours syrup on dessert

Hand Pours Syrup On Dessert

cracking an egg above fresh dough on marble surface

Cracking An Egg Above Fresh Dough On Marble Surface

raw red meat lays in a wooden cutting board

Raw Red Meat Lays In A Wooden Cutting Board

woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies

three pastel macarons

Three Pastel Macarons

plated meal with incredible presentation

Plated Meal With Incredible Presentation

little pastries

Little Pastries

minimal blue plate of food and a place setting

Minimal Blue Plate Of Food And A Place Setting

plum cake in a silver cake tray

Plum Cake In A Silver Cake Tray

line of perfectly made macarons

Line Of Perfectly Made Macarons

a woman lits a single birthday candle

A Woman Lits A Single Birthday Candle

messy christmas fun!

Messy Christmas Fun!

dessert with pecans and berries

Dessert With Pecans And Berries

cake decoration

Cake Decoration

pair of busy hands molding white dough

Pair Of Busy Hands Molding White Dough

two ice cream cones upside down in a tall glass

Two Ice Cream Cones Upside Down In A Tall Glass

mushrooms accompanied with red wine

Mushrooms Accompanied With Red Wine

row of macarons with reflection

Row Of Macarons With Reflection

red velvet delight

Red Velvet Delight

stacked croissant sliced in half showing fluffy pastry

Stacked Croissant Sliced In Half Showing Fluffy Pastry

fresh muffins in tray

Fresh Muffins In Tray

a stack of crackers on a marble counter top

A Stack Of Crackers On A Marble Counter Top

close up of a tray of croissants in a shop window

Close Up Of A Tray Of Croissants In A Shop Window

moody macaron pyramid

Moody Macaron Pyramid

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

Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open On A Wooden Surface

person puts cookies into the oven to bake

Person Puts Cookies Into The Oven To Bake

rustic cooking flatlay in kitchen

Rustic Cooking Flatlay In Kitchen

dinner is served

Dinner Is Served

black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl

person holds spoons to portion cookie dough to cook

Person Holds Spoons To Portion Cookie Dough To Cook

gold necklace next to colorful macarons

Gold Necklace Next To Colorful Macarons

hand places biscotti cookie over a cup of coffee

Hand Places Biscotti Cookie Over A Cup Of Coffee

eight bagels on a silver metal cooling rack

Eight Bagels On A Silver Metal Cooling Rack

baking with kids

Baking With Kids

cookies on wood

Cookies On Wood

person pours liquid from a ceramic jug

Person Pours Liquid From A Ceramic Jug

person stirs a bowl and holds salt to pour

Person Stirs A Bowl And Holds Salt To Pour

child preps cookies

Child Preps Cookies

light leaks and colorful macarons

Light Leaks And Colorful Macarons

close up of celebration cake

Close Up Of Celebration Cake

view over a persons shoulder as they slice red peppers

View Over A Persons Shoulder As They Slice Red Peppers

side dish placed on grey plate

Side Dish Placed On Grey Plate

a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items

plate of pastel macarons with negative space

Plate Of Pastel Macarons With Negative Space

photobombing cake

Photobombing Cake

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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.