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!

cookies stacked in two piles on white

Cookies Stacked In Two Piles On White


cookie towers stacked on a wooden table

Cookie Towers Stacked On A Wooden Table


wood handled knife surrounded by vegetables

Wood Handled Knife Surrounded By Vegetables


close up of lucky cat cookies

Close Up Of Lucky Cat Cookies


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

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


a bun topped with a sage leaf on a cutting board

A Bun Topped With A Sage Leaf On A Cutting Board


iron skillet with meat and potatoes on wooden board

Iron Skillet With Meat And Potatoes On Wooden Board


rounds of raw meat on butcher paper

Rounds Of Raw Meat On Butcher Paper


person holds a sharp knife over large cut of meat

Person Holds A Sharp Knife Over Large Cut Of Meat


pair of busy hands molding white dough

Pair Of Busy Hands Molding White Dough


raw red meat lays in a wooden cutting board

Raw Red Meat Lays In A Wooden Cutting Board


three fortune cat cookies lined in a container

Three Fortune Cat Cookies Lined In A Container


knife slices a zucchini in half

Knife Slices A Zucchini In Half


hand holds a knife ready to chop a zucchini

Hand Holds A Knife Ready To Chop A Zucchini


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


two people share a kiss in the kitchen cooking

Two People Share A Kiss In The Kitchen Cooking


lucky cat cookies on display

Lucky Cat Cookies On Display


knife with a zucchini cut in half

Knife With A Zucchini Cut In Half


busy hands playing with white dough

Busy Hands Playing With White Dough


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


stove top and pan filled with onions and peppers

Stove Top And Pan Filled With Onions And Peppers


person carries a wooden box full of dough balls

Person Carries A Wooden Box Full Of Dough Balls


standing over wooden box of small balls of dough

Standing Over Wooden Box Of Small Balls Of Dough


hands cut a red pepper with a sharp knife

Hands Cut A Red Pepper With A Sharp Knife


close up of red peppers and onions

Close Up Of Red Peppers And Onions


dragon cookies with red white and green icing

Dragon Cookies With Red White And Green Icing


colorful cookies with red white and green icing

Colorful Cookies With Red White And Green Icing


a bowl of white rice surrounded by balls of dough

A Bowl Of White Rice Surrounded By Balls Of Dough


a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items


looking down at red bell peppers sliced in half

Looking Down At Red Bell Peppers Sliced In Half


close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon


two hands holding two forks

Two Hands Holding Two Forks


four breaded balls are being fried in oil

Four Breaded Balls Are Being Fried In Oil


flatlay of cheese mushroom and bacon pizza

Flatlay of Cheese Mushroom And Bacon Pizza


black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl


close up of cheesy pizza slices

Close Up of Cheesy Pizza Slices


ceramic bowl filled with cooked brown balls

Ceramic Bowl Filled With Cooked Brown Balls


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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.