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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hot plate cooking

Hot Plate Cooking

person pours liquid from a ceramic jug

Person Pours Liquid From A Ceramic Jug

red velvet in black room

Red Velvet In Black Room

sizzle and sparkes

Sizzle And Sparkes

standing over wooden box of small balls of dough

Standing Over Wooden Box Of Small Balls Of Dough

hands cut a red pepper with a sharp knife

Hands Cut A Red Pepper With A Sharp Knife

rosemary on slate

Rosemary On Slate

four breaded balls are being fried in oil

Four Breaded Balls Are Being Fried In Oil

hand holding small cake

Hand Holding Small Cake

raw red meat lays in a wooden cutting board

Raw Red Meat Lays In A Wooden Cutting Board

cake in a corner

Cake In A Corner

a top-down view of some classy cocktails

A Top-Down View Of Some Classy Cocktails

freshly baken sourdough bread

Freshly Baken Sourdough Bread

boxed macarons in a line

Boxed Macarons In A Line

a stream of milk pours into triangle-shaped measuring glass

A Stream Of Milk Pours Into Triangle-shaped Measuring Glass

stack of pink macarons on pink right side

Stack Of Pink Macarons On Pink Right Side

kids hands doing fun kitchen baking

Kids Hands Doing Fun Kitchen Baking

rice and chopsticks

Rice And Chopsticks

appetizer rib bites

Appetizer Rib Bites

assorted macarons placed on natural wood

Assorted Macarons Placed On Natural Wood

fresh baked pastry at modern cafe

Fresh Baked Pastry At Modern Cafe

looking down at red bell peppers sliced in half

Looking Down At Red Bell Peppers Sliced In Half

floral tart with white frosting

Floral Tart With White Frosting

wooden mortar and pestle

Wooden Mortar And Pestle

proud baker

Proud Baker

baked clams fine dining

Baked Clams Fine Dining

kids playing with cookie decorations

Kids Playing With Cookie Decorations

plate of pastel macarons portrait

Plate Of Pastel Macarons Portrait

flax seeds ready for baking

Flax Seeds Ready For Baking

fresh bagels

Fresh Bagels

candy cane brownie close up

Candy Cane Brownie Close Up

cut vegetables over wood surface

Cut Vegetables Over Wood Surface

close up of empty pink plate with leaf

Close Up Of Empty Pink Plate With Leaf

kids and cookies

Kids And Cookies

fried chicken and waffles

Fried Chicken And Waffles

plated and sliced apple pie

Plated And Sliced Apple Pie

beetroot salad on the plate

Beetroot Salad On The Plate

line of perfectly made macarons

Line Of Perfectly Made Macarons

kid rolling cookie dough

Kid Rolling Cookie Dough

person slicing into fresh bread

Person Slicing Into Fresh Bread

layered cake with decorative napkin

Layered Cake With Decorative Napkin

pink on pink macaron tower

Pink On Pink Macaron Tower

dessert with pecans and berries

Dessert With Pecans And Berries

plated meal with incredible presentation

Plated Meal With Incredible Presentation

a row of colored macarons in shadows

A Row Of Colored Macarons In Shadows

spicy sushi rolls

Spicy Sushi Rolls

close up of left side of macaron pyramid

Close Up Of Left Side Of Macaron Pyramid

macaron pyramid on the side of photo

Macaron Pyramid On The Side Of Photo

puff pastry plated

Puff Pastry Plated

woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies

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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.