Published at Sunday, July 08th 2018, 09:28:35 AM by Fanny Jauffret. Tableware. Serveware as the name suggests is made up of items used for serving, this could be both utensils as well as receptacles for holding large amounts of food before it is transferred to the dinnerware; items designed for individual dining. Flatware includes items such as cutlery and hence can be considered a massively important type of tableware. Finally drinkware is used for the serving of drinks, strictly this refers to mugs and cups rather than glasses as these can be labelled as glassware, although at times the term drinkware is used to describe any item that can be drank from.