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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knife slices a zucchini in half

Knife Slices A Zucchini In Half


its pasta night

Its Pasta Night


vietnamese food and pho

Vietnamese Food And Pho


happy sprinkles!

Happy Sprinkles!


autumn baking for halloween muffins

Autumn Baking For Halloween Muffins


classic pizza with peppers and parmesian

Classic Pizza With Peppers And Parmesian


close up of seasoned chickpeas

Close Up Of Seasoned Chickpeas


hands slice red pepper on wooden cutting board

Hands Slice Red Pepper On Wooden Cutting Board


greek dinner in restaurant

Greek Dinner In Restaurant


holiday cookie cutters

Holiday Cookie Cutters


asian cuisine rice shrimp seafood beef

Asian Cuisine Rice Shrimp Seafood Beef


pastel macaron pyramid on pink portrait

Pastel Macaron Pyramid On Pink Portrait


holding up a cupcake in gloves and mask

Holding Up A Cupcake In Gloves And Mask


saucy honey garlic wings

Saucy Honey Garlic Wings


garlic thyme!

Garlic Thyme!


seafood feast at restaurant

Seafood Feast At Restaurant


japanese food in restaurant

Japanese Food In Restaurant


busy hands playing with white dough

Busy Hands Playing With White Dough


bbq fried chicken and fish

Bbq Fried Chicken And Fish


veggies on a wooden cutting board ready to be grilled

Veggies On A Wooden Cutting Board Ready To Be Grilled


shop window showing a variety of pastries

Shop Window Showing A Variety Of Pastries


three ice cream bars hang from clothespins upside down

Three Ice Cream Bars Hang From Clothespins Upside Down


pad thai

Pad Thai


apron on, kitchen ready

Apron On, Kitchen Ready


a decadent cake at outdoor celebration

A Decadent Cake At Outdoor Celebration


fresh herb flatlay

Fresh Herb Flatlay


person carries a wooden box full of dough balls

Person Carries A Wooden Box Full Of Dough Balls


close up of warm dinner setting

Close Up Of Warm Dinner Setting


dark chocolate with sea salt

Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt


fresh tomatoes with drops of water

Fresh Tomatoes With Drops Of Water


pancakes made better with syrup

Pancakes Made Better With Syrup


tex mex pizza on cutting board

Tex Mex Pizza On Cutting Board


person holds a sharp knife over large cut of meat

Person Holds A Sharp Knife Over Large Cut Of Meat


a platter of meats and cheeses fit for royalty

A Platter Of Meats And Cheeses Fit For Royalty


artisanal market cheese

Artisanal Market Cheese


spinache quiche

Spinach Quiche


turkey going in oven

Turkey Going In Oven


extra chocolate cake

Extra Chocolate Cake


cracked egg resting in well of flour on black counter

Cracked Egg Resting In Well Of Flour On Black Counter


cracking an egg above fresh dough on marble surface

Cracking An Egg Above Fresh Dough On Marble Surface


cookies cooling

Cookies Cooling


pink and red cupcakes on a white background

Pink And Red Cupcakes On A White Background


two people share a kiss in the kitchen cooking

Two People Share A Kiss In The Kitchen Cooking


minimal blue plate of food and a place setting

Minimal Blue Plate Of Food And A Place Setting


bagels for breakfast

Bagels For Breakfast


gourmet pizza on pan

Gourmet Pizza On Pan


pasta cooking kitchen prep

Pasta Cooking Kitchen Prep


Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open To The Cake Section In A Wooden Surface

Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open On A Wooden Surface


stacked croissant sliced in half showing fluffy pastry

Stacked Croissant Sliced In Half Showing Fluffy Pastry


fine food dining in style

Fine Food Dining In Style


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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.