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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several beckoning cat cookies

Several Beckoning Cat Cookies


Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board

Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board


cookies and kid

Cookies And Kid


three tasty treats

Three Tasty Treats


a bun topped with a sage leaf on a cutting board

A Bun Topped With A Sage Leaf On A Cutting Board


cookie prep

Cookie Prep


black oven mitt holds tray of oranges in the oven

Black Oven Mitt Holds Tray Of Oranges In The Oven


top view of tattooed hands chopping

Top View Of Tattooed Hands Chopping


flatlay of cheese mushroom and bacon pizza

Flatlay of Cheese Mushroom And Bacon Pizza


decorating christmas cookies

Decorating Christmas Cookies


black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl


hands use a knife to cut up meat

Hands Use A Knife To Cut Up Meat


close up blue and pink balls create a heart

Close Up Blue And Pink Balls Create A Heart


Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup

Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup


tattooed hands cut a lemon

Tattooed Hands Cut A Lemon


close up of cheesy pizza slices

Close Up of Cheesy Pizza Slices


a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items


four breaded balls are being fried in oil

Four Breaded Balls Are Being Fried In Oil


close up of white onions and red peppers cooking in a pan

Close Up Of White Onions And Red Peppers Cooking In A Pan


hand places biscotti cookie over a cup of coffee

Hand Places Biscotti Cookie Over A Cup Of Coffee


standing over wooden box of small balls of dough

Standing Over Wooden Box Of Small Balls Of Dough


looking down at red bell peppers sliced in half

Looking Down At Red Bell Peppers Sliced In Half


gloved hands holding a knife and lemon

Gloved Hands Holding A Knife And Lemon


close up of a tray of croissants in a shop window

Close Up Of A Tray Of Croissants In A Shop Window


macro image of cake sprinkles

Macro Image Of Cake Sprinkles


two girls decorating christmas cookies

Two Girls Decorating Christmas Cookies


colorful cookies with red white and green icing

Colorful Cookies With Red White And Green Icing


dragon cookies with red white and green icing

Dragon Cookies With Red White And Green Icing


top view of white onions being saved in a frying pan

Top View Of White Onions Being Saved In A Frying Pan


eastern dining at candle light

Eastern Dining At Candle Light


wooden spoon mixes meat in a black frying pan

Wooden Spoon Mixes Meat In A Black Frying Pan


beef being saved in a frying pan

Beef Being Saved In A Frying Pan


raw cookie dough in a silver baking tray

Raw Cookie Dough In A Silver Baking Tray


two people work together to making cookie

Two People Work Together To Making Cookie


hand with a oven mit places cookies into the oven

Hand With A Oven Mit Places Cookies Into The Oven


close up of lucky cat cookies

Close Up Of Lucky Cat Cookies


red pepper and a silver knife photo

Red Pepper And A Silver Knife Photo


close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon


lucky cat cookies on display

Lucky Cat Cookies On Display


tattooed hands cut a carrot

Tattooed Hands Cut A Carrot


hands cut a red pepper with a sharp knife

Hands Cut A Red Pepper With A Sharp Knife


sisters decide what sprinkles to decorate with

Sisters Decide What Sprinkles To Decorate With


Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind

Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind


three fortune cat cookies lined in a container

Three Fortune Cat Cookies Lined In A Container


person roasts corn on the cob over an open flame

Person Roasts Corn On The Cob Over An Open Flame


Noodle Soup With Chopsticks In Hand

Noodle Soup With Chopsticks In Hand


plum cake in a silver cake tray

Plum Cake In A Silver Cake Tray


fresh bread and apples on rustic table

Fresh Bread And Apples On Rustic Table


three cookies in a container

Three Cookies In A Container


hands prepare to cut a carrot with a knife

Hands Prepare To Cut A Carrot With A Knife


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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.