Cooking Recipes

With the Cooking Recipes solution for ConceptDraw PRO, users can create food related art for infographics, presentations, menus, and other design needs.

A wide and varied selection of food item and kitchenware graphic icons let you plan your favourite dish using colorful and eye-catching illustrations.

The Cooking Recipes solution extends ConceptDraw PRO with a collection of vector graphic libraries, templates and samples.


There are 14 libraries containing 565 vector objects in the Cooking Recipes solution.

Design Elements — Bread and Baking

Design Elements — Bread and Baking

Design Elements — Breakfast

Design Elements — Breakfast

Design Elements — Cooking Appliances

Design Elements — Cooking Appliances

Design Elements — Cookware and Bakeware

Design Elements — Cookware and Bakeware

Design Elements — Desserts

Design Elements — Desserts

Design Elements — Drinks

Design Elements — Drinks

Design Elements — Fish, Seafood, Sushi

Design Elements — Fish, Seafood, Sushi

Design Elements — Kitchen Knifes, Spoons and Forks

Design Elements — Kitchen Knifes, Spoons and Forks

Design Elements — Kitchen Utensils

Design Elements — Kitchen Utensils

Design Elements — Meats

Design Elements — Meats

Design Elements — Spices, Herbs, Condiments

Design Elements — Tableware

Design Elements — Tableware

Design Elements — Soups, Stocks, Stews and Sauces

Design Elements — Soups, Stocks, Stews and Sauces

Design Elements — Salads, Side Dishes and Vegetables

Design Elements — Salads, Side Dishes and Vegetables

Examples

The 10 samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using templates provided with the Cooking Recipes solution. These documents demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities, and the results you can achieve.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF, PowerPoint, MS Visio, image file) from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Cooking Recipes solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v10 users.

Example 1: Chocolate Cake Recipe

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using a combination of libraries from the Cooking Recipes solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

It's great to indulge once in a while, and what better way than with a classic chocolate cake. Adding graphics to the recipe's plain text instructions provides a bit of inspiration, showing what all this baking will lead to.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Example 2: Canadian Apple Pie Recipe

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using a combination of libraries from the Cooking Recipes solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

There's nothing better than mom's apple pie, but sometimes she deserves a rest - this sample provides a reference guide to help you make your own. Remembering ingredients is easier with a visual cue.

Canadian Apple Pie Recipe

Example 3: Holiday Сookbook

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using a combination of libraries from the Cooking Recipes solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This sample, showing the front cover of a cookbook full of holiday recipe ideas, is an example of the sort of varied graphics found in the Cooking Recipe solution libraries - main courses, desserts, soups, and condiments are all catered for.

Holiday Сookbook

Example 4: Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Salad, Side Dishes and Vegetables library from the Cooking Recipes solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

Just like putting together this simple salad, making recipe diagrams using the Cooking Recipes solution is a quick and easy process, with fresh, tasty looking results.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Example 5: Veloute Sauce Recipe

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Cookware and Bakeware and Breakfast libraries from the Cooking Recipes solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

A velouté sauce is a staple of French cuisine, named as one of the five 'mother sauces', and served with poultry or fish dishes. It can also be used as the base for other sauces, such as Albufera or Normande sauce.

Veloute Sauce Recipe

Inside

Cooking Recipes Solution for Apple OS X

Cooking Recipes Solution for Microsoft Windows

What I Need to Get Started

Install ConceptDraw PRO v10 and the “Cooking Recipes” solution, open Food and Beverage area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and purchase from our online store. You may use “Cooking Recipes” solution now.

Cooking Recipes Solution — Buy

How to install

Download and install ConceptDraw Solution Browser and ConceptDraw PRO. Next, install the “Cooking Recipes” solution using ConceptDraw Solution Browser.

Cooking Recipes Solution — Install

Start using

Cooking Recipes Solution — Start Using

Visualizing Cooking Recipes

Just the image of a great meal, with fresh, tasty ingredients, will get most of us salivating in anticipation. We are hooked on TV shows from top chefs — Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson guide us through delicious recipes that can be made right at home, and release cookbooks bursting with glossy food imagery. Advertisements use the best lighting and angles to present towering plates of tempting treats. Restaurants and fast-food joints add pictures of their best dishes to the menu — even if what you see isn't always exactly what you get!

Dinner Recipes

ConceptDraw PRO and the Cooking Recipes solution allows you to create food illustrations for any occasion

While three square meals a day is still held as a traditional standard by many, inventive foodies the world over have found the ways and means to squeeze in extra snacks and nibbles into the gaps between breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dedicated eaters can enjoy Tiffin, brunch or elevenses as a second morning meal, go for Yum cha or take high tea in the afternoon, and follow dinner with supper or a midnight feast. Geographical context can also be important — in the UK for instance, depending on the area, tea, dinner and supper can all refer to the same meal, or describe three separate mealtimes traditionally offering different types of dishes.

We have created the dish for every occasion. A wedding or a birthday demands a frosted cake; Christmas and Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without roasted turkey and vegetables. A chef can spend their whole career dedicated to a single discipline — baking bread, carving sushi, curing meat — or dabble in an endless variety of combinations, cooking up entrées, amuse-bouches, desserts, haute cuisine, soups, pastries and petits fours, sometimes all for the same meal! The best chefs have never been afraid to innovate in order to create something truly memorable — Heston Blumenthal for instance can count snail porridge, meat fruit, and egg and bacon ice cream among his signature dishes.

There is an idea that part of our eating is done with the eyes — this is why the concept of plate presentation exists, why cookbook add pictures of the finished dish alongside their recipes, why a fast food outlet covers their walls with stock images of their most popular takeouts. Certain studies have been conducted that involve participants eating 'blind', suggesting the importance of visual cues to ascertain the nutritional value of the food in front of us — supposedly our mind can filter information regarding portions, fat content and carbohydrate levels with the quickest of glances.

Cooking Recipes

Add graphics to your tasty recipe ideas with ConceptDraw PRO

It's a useful trick, and perhaps describes partly why posters or presentations containing healthy eating infographics are so popular and effective, or why certain restaurants favour big bold images over simple plain text.

For best results when creating food recipe graphics, infographics or presentations, as well as accompanying illustrations for all dicing and slicing, mashing and juicing, or grating and baking utensils and cookware, it's best to use full featured drawing software such as ConceptDraw PRO, in conjunction with its specialist Cooking Recipes solution. Along with the benefits of quick and easy graphic design that comes when using PRO, the Cooking Recipe solution offers a custom made selection of vector stencil libraries, covering a vast range of food items and kitchen props. From breakfast to dinner, starter to dessert, the solution contains a cuisine graphic for any situation, to help you make bright, inventive food illustrations.

Design Elements — Bread and Baking

The Bread and Baking icon library from the Cooking Recipes solution

To assist with your culinary efforts, the ConceptDraw website offers a selection of learning tools and help media that ensure users can turn food recipe concepts into striking imagery in a simple and intuitive manner. You can find a huge resource of how-to articles, instructional videos, and FAQs that give an in-depth look into ConceptDraw PRO, and its many solutions. With the Cooking Recipes solution, it's an opportunity to turn mouth-watering recipes into a feast for the eyes.