Can you arrange these plates and utensils on the table, please?
Which utensils did you drop in the pond, the gold ones or the silver ones?
How come we have one extra place setting?
Your eating containers refer to tableware, including eating utensils, such as knives, forks, spoons, and chopsticks, as well as serving utensils, like plates, bowls, and saucers. Basically, it's stuff you use to eat your food.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well. Just be sure to note the shortened しょく.