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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a woman lits a single birthday candle

A Woman Lits A Single Birthday Candle

white stove with a silver pan is bathed in window light

White Stove With A Silver Pan Is Bathed In Window Light

messy christmas fun!

Messy Christmas Fun!

woman surrounded by cookies

Woman Surrounded By Cookies

little pastries

Little Pastries

row of macarons with reflection

Row Of Macarons With Reflection

close up of celebration cake

Close Up Of Celebration Cake

baking with kids

Baking With Kids

dragon cookies with red white and green icing

Dragon Cookies With Red White And Green Icing

dinner is served

Dinner Is Served

sprinkles on a chocolate cake with plate

Sprinkles On A Chocolate Cake With Plate

child preps cookies

Child Preps Cookies

light leaks and colorful macarons

Light Leaks And Colorful Macarons

hands cut a red pepper with a sharp knife

Hands Cut A Red Pepper With A Sharp Knife

cookies on wood

Cookies On Wood

looking down at red bell peppers sliced in half

Looking Down At Red Bell Peppers Sliced In Half

moody macaron pyramid

Moody Macaron Pyramid

gold necklace next to colorful macarons

Gold Necklace Next To Colorful Macarons

photobombing cake

Photobombing Cake

iron skillet with meat and potatoes on wooden board

Iron Skillet With Meat And Potatoes On Wooden Board

side dish placed on grey plate

Side Dish Placed On Grey Plate

making cookies

Making Cookies

plate of pastel macarons with negative space

Plate Of Pastel Macarons With Negative Space

child baking at christmas

Child Baking At Christmas

apple and brie croissant in the sun

Apple And Brie Croissant In The Sun

a moody macaron pyramid

A Moody Macaron Pyramid

pouring red sauce over lobster and steak

Pouring Red Sauce Over Lobster And Steak

dumpings in sauce with chopsticks

Dumpings In Sauce With Chopsticks

recycling dough

Recycling Dough

man with tattooed hands prepping food

Man With Tattooed Hands Prepping Food

ornate white birthday cake

Ornate White Birthday Cake

Small Cup Of Coffee Topped With Cream And Coffee Beans

Small Cup Of Coffee Topped With Cream And Coffee Beans

pouring butter on surf and turf

Pouring Butter On Surf And Turf

red and black bramble berries

Red And Black Bramble Berries

single candle on birthday cake

Single Candle On Birthday Cake

fresh bread covered in fruit and oats

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit And Oats

sisters decorating festive cookies

Sisters Decorating Festive Cookies

dried chick peas on yellow background

Dried Chick Peas On Yellow Background

top view of a chocolate ice cream beverage

Top View Of A Chocolate Ice Cream Beverage

childs hand making cookies

Childs Hand Making Cookies

five different macarons in a package

Five Different Macarons In a Package

spoon dips into a beautifully plated meal

Spoon Dips Into A Beautifully Plated Meal

glistening lights surrounding macarons

Glistening Lights Surrounding Macarons

wooden wall-mounted shelves

Wooden Wall-Mounted Shelves

nearly finished slice of cheesecake

Nearly Finished Slice Of Cheesecake

womans hand liting birthday candles

Womans Hand Liting Birthday Candles

people enjoy asian cuisine together

People Enjoy Asian Cuisine Together

chocolate cake on linen

Chocolate Cake On Linen

a bowl of white rice surrounded by balls of dough

A Bowl Of White Rice Surrounded By Balls Of Dough

seasoned beetroot salad

Seasoned Beetroot Salad

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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.