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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kids and cookies

Kids And Cookies


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

Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open On A Wooden Surface


person slicing into fresh bread

Person Slicing Into Fresh Bread


close up of empty pink plate with leaf

Close Up Of Empty Pink Plate With Leaf


eight bagels on a silver metal cooling rack

Eight Bagels On A Silver Metal Cooling Rack


pair of busy hands molding white dough

Pair Of Busy Hands Molding White Dough


close up of a tray of croissants in a shop window

Close Up Of A Tray Of Croissants In A Shop Window


a stack of crackers on a marble counter top

A Stack Of Crackers On A Marble Counter Top


beetroot salad on the plate

Beetroot Salad On The Plate


toasted marshmallow on gourmet donuts

Toasted Marshmallow On Gourmet Donuts


macaron pyramid on the side of photo

Macaron Pyramid On The Side Of Photo


black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl


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


person holds spoons to portion cookie dough to cook

Person Holds Spoons To Portion Cookie Dough To Cook


person puts cookies into the oven to bake

Person Puts Cookies Into The Oven To Bake


puff pastry plated

Puff Pastry Plated


raw red meat lays in a wooden cutting board

Raw Red Meat Lays In A Wooden Cutting Board


fresh muffins in tray

Fresh Muffins In Tray


macarons piled up in a high pile

Macarons Piled Up In A High Pile


layered cake with decorative napkin

Layered Cake With Decorative Napkin


hand places biscotti cookie over a cup of coffee

Hand Places Biscotti Cookie Over A Cup Of Coffee


rustic cooking flatlay in kitchen

Rustic Cooking Flatlay In Kitchen


spicy sushi rolls

Spicy Sushi Rolls


person stirs a bowl and holds salt to pour

Person Stirs A Bowl And Holds Salt To Pour


styled plate with pastry on a white plate ready to serve

Styled Plate With Pastry On A White Plate Ready To Serve


slices of homemade pizza with olives on a green plate

Slices Of Homemade Pizza With Olives On A Green Plate


plated meal with incredible presentation

Plated Meal With Incredible Presentation


three pastel macarons

Three Pastel Macarons


line of perfectly made macarons

Line Of Perfectly Made Macarons


woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies


view over a persons shoulder as they slice red peppers

View Over A Persons Shoulder As They Slice Red Peppers


wooden rolling pin lays on top of rolled out dough

Wooden Rolling Pin Lays On Top Of Rolled Out Dough


a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items


person pours liquid from a ceramic jug

Person Pours Liquid From A Ceramic Jug


little pastries

Little Pastries


cake decoration

Cake Decoration


a woman lits a single birthday candle

A Woman Lits A Single Birthday Candle


red velvet delight

Red Velvet Delight


flatlay of cheese mushroom and bacon pizza

Flatlay of Cheese Mushroom And Bacon Pizza


messy christmas fun!

Messy Christmas Fun!


raw cookie dough in a silver baking tray

Raw Cookie Dough In A Silver Baking Tray


star cookie with green icing and sprinkles

Star Cookie With Green Icing And Sprinkles


dessert with pecans and berries

Dessert With Pecans And Berries


row of macarons with reflection

Row Of Macarons With Reflection


dinner is served

Dinner Is Served


close up of cheesy pizza slices

Close Up of Cheesy Pizza Slices


moody macaron pyramid

Moody Macaron Pyramid


gold necklace next to colorful macarons

Gold Necklace Next To Colorful Macarons


close up of celebration cake

Close Up Of Celebration 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.