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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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


penne pasta shells and a hand against a black background

Penne Pasta Shells And A Hand Against A Black Background


dough prep

Dough Prep


cookie decoration at christmas

Cookie Decoration At Christmas


pre-cooked snowman

Pre-cooked Snowman


Noodle Soup With Chopsticks In Hand

Noodle Soup With Chopsticks In Hand


pistachio macaron on wicker tray

Pistachio Macaron On Wicker Tray


cookies stacked in two piles on white

Cookies Stacked In Two Piles On White


several beckoning cat cookies

Several Beckoning Cat Cookies


pile of chocolate chips on white background

Pile Of Chocolate Chips On White Background


hands holding and cutting a zucchini

Hands Holding And Cutting A Zucchini


Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup

Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup


fresh bread covered in fruit with a book

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit With A Book


plate of pastel macarons

Plate Of Pastel Macarons


tattooed hands chop food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Chop Food With Gloves


close up of candles lit on chocolate cake

Close Up Of Candles Lit On Chocolate Cake


a little girl concentrates as she decorates cookies

A Little Girl Concentrates As She Decorates Cookies


gloved hands preparing vegetables

Gloved Hands Preparing Vegetables


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

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


ready to break bread

Ready To Break Bread


fresh baked bread with oats on table

Fresh Baked Bread With Oats On Table


Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind

Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind


close up of a white onion being chopped

Close Up Of A White Onion Being Chopped


a spoon going in for the first bite

A Spoon Going In For The First Bite


cookie cutting

Cookie Cutting


close up of baked sliced oranges

Close Up Of Baked Sliced Oranges


Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board

Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board


baking christmas treats

Baking Christmas Treats


Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface

Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface


tattooed hands preparing food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Preparing Food With Gloves


black oven mitt holds tray of oranges in the oven

Black Oven Mitt Holds Tray Of Oranges In The Oven


rolling dough

Rolling Dough


displaying homemade cookie

Displaying Homemade Cookie


person holds silver baking tray filled with baked oranges

Person Holds Silver Baking Tray Filled With Baked Oranges


close up of lucky cat cookies

Close Up Of Lucky Cat Cookies


lucky cat cookies on display

Lucky Cat Cookies On Display


colorful cookies with red white and green icing

Colorful Cookies With Red White And Green Icing


person tilts silver tray filled with baked oranges forward

Person Tilts Silver Tray Filled With Baked Oranges Forward


wooden spoon mixes meat in a black frying pan

Wooden Spoon Mixes Meat In A Black Frying Pan


hands use a knife to cut up meat

Hands Use A Knife To Cut Up Meat


a bun topped with a sage leaf on a cutting board

A Bun Topped With A Sage Leaf On A Cutting Board


three fortune cat cookies lined in a container

Three Fortune Cat Cookies Lined In A Container


beef being saved in a frying pan

Beef Being Saved In A Frying Pan


woman peering through a giant cookie

Woman Peering Through A Giant Cookie


close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon


cookie prep

Cookie Prep


sneaky treats

Sneaky Treats


decorating christmas cookies

Decorating Christmas Cookies


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.