Tableware are the dishes used for setting a table, serving food and dining. It includes cutlery, glassware, serving dishes and other items for practical as well as decorative purposes. The quality, nature, variety and number of objects varies according to culture, religion, number of diners, cuisine and occasion.
Kitchenware are the tools, utensils, appliances, dishes, and cookware used in food preparation, or the serving of food. Kitchenware can also be used to hold or store food before or after preparation.
The term flatware was introduced toward the end of the 19th century. Strictly speaking, it excludes knives, spoons, forks, etc.
The plates, serving bowls, platters, and other tableware used in serving a meal.
There are many different pieces of serveware that will aid in both everyday meals and entertaining dinner parties. Most serveware sets should include serving bowls, platters, trays and utensils for things like salads, pastas or appetizers.
Mugs, cups and glasses come under this category