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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young woman snaps photo of food

Young Woman Snaps Photo Of Food

fine food dining in style

Fine Food Dining In Style

japanese kitchen knife and tomatos

Japanese Kitchen Knife And Tomatos

star anise and cinnamon sticks

Star Anise And Cinnamon Sticks

slices of homemade pizza with olives on a green plate

Slices Of Homemade Pizza With Olives On A Green Plate

classic bbq dining

Classic Bbq Dining

eight bagels on a silver metal cooling rack

Eight Bagels On A Silver Metal Cooling Rack

pakora sandwich indian food

Pakora Sandwich Indian Food

close up blue and pink balls create a heart

Close Up Blue And Pink Balls Create A Heart

plum cake in a silver cake tray

Plum Cake In A Silver Cake Tray

star cookie with green icing and sprinkles

Star Cookie With Green Icing And Sprinkles

bowl of soup and rustic crusty bread

Bowl Of Soup And Rustic Crusty Bread

cookie with red icing and green and red sprinkles

Cookie With Red Icing And Green And Red Sprinkles

styled plate with pastry on a white plate ready to serve

Styled Plate With Pastry On A White Plate Ready To Serve

cupcakes with red icing and small confetti hearts

Cupcakes With Red Icing And Small Confetti Hearts

delux pizza slices being served

Delux Pizza Slices Being Served

close up of chestnut flatlay

Close Up Of Chestnut Flatlay

chestnuts bunched together in a cloth

Chestnuts Bunched Together In A Cloth

baking powder in kitchen

Baking Powder In Kitchen

bunch of colorful silicone kitchen tools

Bunch Of Colorful Silicone Kitchen Tools

two people make cookies in there home kitchen

Two People Make Cookies In There Home Kitchen

family restaurant meals on table

Family Restaurant Meals On Table

close up of a tray of croissants in a shop window

Close Up Of A Tray Of Croissants In A Shop Window

bright pink donuts with sprinkles

Bright Pink Donuts With Sprinkles

hands cradle fresh sourdough bread

Hands Cradle Fresh Sourdough Bread

a tray of roasted chickpeas

A Tray Of Roasted Chickpeas

kosher salt with thyme

Kosher Salt With Thyme

wooden rolling pin lays on top of rolled out dough

Wooden Rolling Pin Lays On Top Of Rolled Out Dough

a hot bowl of soup on a table top

A Hot Bowl Of Soup On A Table Top

a cheese and fruit board with cocktails

A Cheese And Fruit Board With Cocktails

chestnuts lined up in a flatlay

Chestnuts Lined Up In A Flatlay

celebration cake on pink surface

Celebration Cake On Pink Surface

freshly baked bread in hands

Freshly Baked Bread In Hands

cake on pink table

Cake On Pink Table

cupcakes in rows against a red background

Cupcakes In Rows Against A Red Background

holiday chocolate treat

Holiday Chocolate Treat

fresh eggs being separated into white bowl with whisk

Fresh Eggs Being Separated Into White Bowl With Whisk

fresh and crisp biscotti

Fresh And Crisp Biscotti

colorful coffee and breakfast treat

Colorful Coffee And Breakfast Treat

green and red chilies

Green And Red Chilies

grilled japanese food

Grilled Japanese Food

korean bbq and restaurant dining

Korean Bbq And Restaurant Dining

fry basket with frites and chicken

Fry Basket With Frites And Chicken

black pepper in a small wooden bowl

Black Pepper In A Small Wooden Bowl

person holds spoons to portion cookie dough to cook

Person Holds Spoons To Portion Cookie Dough To Cook

ramen bowl with sides

Ramen Bowl With Sides

autumn baking fun

Autumn Baking Fun

person puts cookies into the oven to bake

Person Puts Cookies Into The Oven To Bake

macaron heart black background

Macaron Heart Black Background

a sliced bell pepper surrounded by other cooking items

A Sliced Bell Pepper Surrounded By Other Cooking Items

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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.