F & B Service Equipments: Flatware and Hollowware



Flatwares are any equipment that is used to cut or pick food and has a flat surface.
The purpose of these types of equipment is to cut, pick or tear food while eating.

Examples: – Spoons, Forks, Knives, etc.


Hollowwares are equipment such as sugar bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens, hot food covers, water jugs, platters, butter pat plates, and other items that go with the flatware on a table. It does not include cutlery or other metal utensils. Hollowware is used to hold food and must have a hollow space.