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

cookies on wood

Cookies On Wood

a woman lits a single birthday candle

A Woman Lits A Single Birthday Candle

plated meal with incredible presentation

Plated Meal With Incredible Presentation

baking with kids

Baking With Kids

messy christmas fun!

Messy Christmas Fun!

baker kneading a mound of dough

Baker Kneading A Mound Of Dough

plate of pastel macarons with negative space

Plate Of Pastel Macarons With Negative Space

baker holding fresh muffins

Baker Holding Fresh Muffins

dinner is served

Dinner Is Served

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

side dish placed on grey plate

Side Dish Placed On Grey Plate

shop window showing a variety of pastries

Shop Window Showing A Variety Of Pastries

light leaks and colorful macarons

Light Leaks And Colorful Macarons

sprinkles on a chocolate cake with plate

Sprinkles On A Chocolate Cake With Plate

fresh bread covered in fruit and oats

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit And Oats

making cookies

Making Cookies

a tray of roasted chickpeas

A Tray Of Roasted Chickpeas

photobombing cake

Photobombing Cake

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

dumpings in sauce with chopsticks

Dumpings In Sauce With Chopsticks

childs hand making cookies

Childs Hand Making Cookies

apple and brie croissant in the sun

Apple And Brie Croissant In The Sun

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

sisters decorating festive cookies

Sisters Decorating Festive Cookies

glistening lights surrounding macarons

Glistening Lights Surrounding Macarons

wooden wall-mounted shelves

Wooden Wall-Mounted Shelves

man with tattooed hands prepping food

Man With Tattooed Hands Prepping Food

red and black bramble berries

Red And Black Bramble Berries

pistachio macaron on wicker tray

Pistachio Macaron On Wicker Tray

iron skillet with meat and potatoes on wooden board

Iron Skillet With Meat And Potatoes On Wooden Board

mushrooms accompanied with red wine

Mushrooms Accompanied With Red Wine

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

close up blue and pink balls create a heart

Close Up Blue And Pink Balls Create A Heart

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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.