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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red velvet delight

Red Velvet Delight


moody macaron pyramid

Moody Macaron Pyramid


plated meal with incredible presentation

Plated Meal With Incredible Presentation


cookies on wood

Cookies On Wood


a woman lits a single birthday candle

A Woman Lits A Single Birthday Candle


messy christmas fun!

Messy Christmas Fun!


baking with kids

Baking With Kids


baker kneading a mound of dough

Baker Kneading A Mound Of Dough


dinner is served

Dinner Is Served


plate of pastel macarons with negative space

Plate Of Pastel Macarons With Negative Space


baker holding fresh muffins

Baker Holding Fresh Muffins


child preps cookies

Child Preps Cookies


cake on pink table

Cake On Pink Table


line of perfectly made macarons

Line Of Perfectly Made Macarons


dessert with pecans and berries

Dessert With Pecans And Berries


close up of celebration cake

Close Up Of Celebration Cake


raw red meat lays in a wooden cutting board

Raw Red Meat Lays In A Wooden Cutting Board


a moody macaron pyramid

A Moody Macaron Pyramid


child baking at christmas

Child Baking At Christmas


shop window showing a variety of pastries

Shop Window Showing A Variety Of Pastries


side dish placed on grey plate

Side Dish Placed On Grey Plate


light leaks and colorful macarons

Light Leaks And Colorful Macarons


fresh bread covered in fruit and oats

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit And Oats


making cookies

Making Cookies


sprinkles on a chocolate cake with plate

Sprinkles On A Chocolate Cake With Plate


photobombing cake

Photobombing Cake


a tray of roasted chickpeas

A Tray Of Roasted Chickpeas


bread roll tied up in a bow

Bread Roll Tied Up In A Bow


recycling dough

Recycling Dough


person carries a wooden box full of dough balls

Person Carries A Wooden Box Full Of Dough Balls


childs hand making cookies

Childs Hand Making Cookies


apple and brie croissant in the sun

Apple And Brie Croissant In The Sun


dumpings in sauce with chopsticks

Dumpings In Sauce With Chopsticks


dried chick peas on yellow background

Dried Chick Peas On Yellow Background


pouring red sauce over lobster and steak

Pouring Red Sauce Over Lobster And Steak


wooden wall-mounted shelves

Wooden Wall-Mounted Shelves


sisters decorating festive cookies

Sisters Decorating Festive Cookies


man with tattooed hands prepping food

Man With Tattooed Hands Prepping Food


glistening lights surrounding macarons

Glistening Lights Surrounding Macarons


red and black bramble berries

Red And Black Bramble Berries


pistachio macaron on wicker tray

Pistachio Macaron On Wicker Tray


mushrooms accompanied with red wine

Mushrooms Accompanied With Red Wine


iron skillet with meat and potatoes on wooden board

Iron Skillet With Meat And Potatoes On Wooden Board


pouring butter on surf and turf

Pouring Butter On Surf And Turf


fresh muffins in tray

Fresh Muffins In Tray


white onions being saved in a frying pan

White Onions Being Saved In A Frying Pan


rustic cooking flatlay in kitchen

Rustic Cooking Flatlay In Kitchen


single candle on birthday cake

Single Candle On Birthday Cake


hand pours syrup on dessert

Hand Pours Syrup On Dessert


ornate white birthday cake

Ornate White Birthday 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.