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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five different macarons in a package

Five Different Macarons In a Package


nearly finished slice of cheesecake

Nearly Finished Slice Of Cheesecake


two people make cookies in there home kitchen

Two People Make Cookies In There Home Kitchen


Small Cup Of Coffee Topped With Cream And Coffee Beans

Small Cup Of Coffee Topped With Cream And Coffee Beans


cookie decoration at christmas

Cookie Decoration At Christmas


close up blue and pink balls create a heart

Close Up Blue And Pink Balls Create A Heart


seasoned beetroot salad

Seasoned Beetroot Salad


pile of chocolate chips on white background

Pile Of Chocolate Chips On White Background


pre-cooked snowman

Pre-cooked Snowman


dough prep

Dough Prep


two ice cream cones upside down in a tall glass

Two Ice Cream Cones Upside Down In A Tall Glass


person pours liquid from a ceramic jug

Person Pours Liquid From A Ceramic Jug


spoon dips into a beautifully plated meal

Spoon Dips Into A Beautifully Plated Meal


chocolate cake on linen

Chocolate Cake On Linen


plate of pastel macarons

Plate Of Pastel Macarons


three ice cream bars hang from clothespins upside down

Three Ice Cream Bars Hang From Clothespins Upside Down


people enjoy asian cuisine together

People Enjoy Asian Cuisine Together


pair of busy hands molding white dough

Pair Of Busy Hands Molding White Dough


a stack of crackers on a marble counter top

A Stack Of Crackers On A Marble Counter Top


top view of a chocolate ice cream beverage

Top View Of A Chocolate Ice Cream Beverage


womans hand liting birthday candles

Womans Hand Liting Birthday Candles


hands holding and cutting a zucchini

Hands Holding And Cutting A Zucchini


tattooed hands chop food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Chop Food With Gloves


view over a persons shoulder as they slice red peppers

View Over A Persons Shoulder As They Slice Red Peppers


fresh bread covered in fruit with a book

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit With A Book


person puts cookies into the oven to bake

Person Puts Cookies Into The Oven To Bake


empty plate with leaf on white background

Empty Plate With Leaf On White Background


cookie towers stacked on a wooden table

Cookie Towers Stacked On A Wooden Table


plum cake in a silver cake tray

Plum Cake In A Silver Cake Tray


cookie cutting

Cookie Cutting


gloved hands preparing vegetables

Gloved Hands Preparing Vegetables


a little girl concentrates as she decorates cookies

A Little Girl Concentrates As She Decorates Cookies


rolling dough

Rolling Dough


penne pasta shells and a hand against a black background

Penne Pasta Shells And A Hand Against A Black Background


cracking an egg above fresh dough on marble surface

Cracking An Egg Above Fresh Dough On Marble Surface


person stirs a bowl and holds salt to pour

Person Stirs A Bowl And Holds Salt To Pour


person holds spoons to portion cookie dough to cook

Person Holds Spoons To Portion Cookie Dough To Cook


close up of a tray of croissants in a shop window

Close Up Of A Tray Of Croissants In A Shop Window


black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl


ready to break bread

Ready To Break Bread


cookies stacked in two piles on white

Cookies Stacked In Two Piles On White


close up of candles lit on chocolate cake

Close Up Of Candles Lit On Chocolate Cake


a bowl of white rice surrounded by balls of dough

A Bowl Of White Rice Surrounded By Balls Of Dough


hand places biscotti cookie over a cup of coffee

Hand Places Biscotti Cookie Over A Cup Of Coffee


several beckoning cat cookies

Several Beckoning Cat Cookies


baking christmas treats

Baking Christmas Treats


stacked croissant sliced in half showing fluffy pastry

Stacked Croissant Sliced In Half Showing Fluffy Pastry


tattooed hands preparing food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Preparing Food With Gloves


a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items


fresh baked bread with oats on table

Fresh Baked Bread With Oats On Table


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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.