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

people enjoy asian cuisine together

People Enjoy Asian Cuisine Together

cookie towers stacked on a wooden table

Cookie Towers Stacked On A Wooden Table

wooden wall-mounted shelves

Wooden Wall-Mounted Shelves

Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup

Chopsticks Held Over Bowl Of Hot Noodle Soup

glistening lights surrounding macarons

Glistening Lights Surrounding Macarons

several beckoning cat cookies

Several Beckoning Cat Cookies

Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind

Bowl Of Noodle Soup With More Ingredients Behind

pre-cooked snowman

Pre-cooked Snowman

cookie decoration at christmas

Cookie Decoration At Christmas

penne pasta shells and a hand against a black background

Penne Pasta Shells And A Hand Against A Black Background

Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface

Steaming Bowl Of Noodle Soup On A Wooden Surface

fresh bread covered in fruit with a book

Fresh Bread Covered In Fruit With A Book

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

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

pistachio macaron on wicker tray

Pistachio Macaron On Wicker Tray

close up of candles lit on chocolate cake

Close Up Of Candles Lit On Chocolate Cake

hands holding and cutting a zucchini

Hands Holding And Cutting A Zucchini

pile of chocolate chips on white background

Pile Of Chocolate Chips On White Background

baking christmas treats

Baking Christmas Treats

tattooed hands chop food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Chop Food With Gloves

a little girl concentrates as she decorates cookies

A Little Girl Concentrates As She Decorates Cookies

Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board

Stacked Chocolate Croissants On A Wooden Board

fresh baked bread with oats on table

Fresh Baked Bread With Oats On Table

plate of pastel macarons

Plate Of Pastel Macarons

ready to break bread

Ready To Break Bread

gloved hands preparing vegetables

Gloved Hands Preparing Vegetables

colorful cookies with red white and green icing

Colorful Cookies With Red White And Green Icing

wooden spoon mixes meat in a black frying pan

Wooden Spoon Mixes Meat In A Black Frying Pan

a spoon going in for the first bite

A Spoon Going In For The First Bite

person holds silver baking tray filled with baked oranges

Person Holds Silver Baking Tray Filled With Baked Oranges

tattooed hands preparing food with gloves

Tattooed Hands Preparing Food With Gloves

close up of lucky cat cookies

Close Up Of Lucky Cat Cookies

close up of a white onion being chopped

Close Up Of A White Onion Being Chopped

cookie cutting

Cookie Cutting

close up of baked sliced oranges

Close Up Of Baked Sliced Oranges

black oven mitt holds tray of oranges in the oven

Black Oven Mitt Holds Tray Of Oranges In The Oven

woman peering through a giant cookie

Woman Peering Through A Giant Cookie

rolling dough

Rolling Dough

lucky cat cookies on display

Lucky Cat Cookies On Display

cookie prep

Cookie Prep

displaying homemade cookie

Displaying Homemade Cookie

three fortune cat cookies lined in a container

Three Fortune Cat Cookies Lined In A Container

a bun topped with a sage leaf on a cutting board

A Bun Topped With A Sage Leaf On A Cutting Board

person tilts silver tray filled with baked oranges forward

Person Tilts Silver Tray Filled With Baked Oranges Forward

hands use a knife to cut up meat

Hands Use A Knife To Cut Up Meat

sneaky treats

Sneaky Treats

beef being saved in a frying pan

Beef Being Saved In A Frying Pan

three tasty treats

Three Tasty Treats

tattooed hands cut a lemon

Tattooed Hands Cut A Lemon

stove top and pan filled with onions and peppers

Stove Top And Pan Filled With Onions And Peppers

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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.