The easiest way to make a fully functional food and cooking website is to use wordpress cms. Designing and Programming skills not necessary to use wordpress and you can easily install same by using their step by step instruction and then configure your website and finally fill your site with food and cooking related contents, images, videos etc.
Your food and cooking website needs complete seo services i.e search engine optimization. SEO is essential for any types of online business and without this you can never lead your business into successful.
SEO services consists of technical site audit, keyword research, on page optimization, off page optimization especially content marketing and finally social media integration, management and marketing.
Once you start seo, you can see visible improvements in a few months, which will keep on improving in subsequent months.